Fire department rescues man trapped while trimming tree

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A man was rescued Thursday from a tree in Oildale.

The 56-year-old man was trimming a tree on McCord Avenue when he became trapped, the Kern County Fire Department said. Both of the man's legs were pinned by a large branch.

Crews used a ladder truck, ground ladders and rope rescue equipment to free the man in less than 20 minutes.

The man suffered minor leg injuries, the fire department said.