Part-time tree cutter rescues trapped glider pilot - FOX23 News - The 10 O'Clock News
Rescue crews in Freehold, New York had to call in a professional tree cutter to help rescue a glider pilot stuck upside down, high atop a group of trees near the airport for hours.
When fire and police officials initially showed up to assess the situation, a storm was brewing nearby, the wind was starting to pick-up, and first responders didn't have the right equipment.
But thanks to a brave tree cutter, it was still a happy Memorial Day weekend for an experienced 60-year-old pilot in a very precarious situation.
The pilot's wife Donna Laitinen says she even had a chance to talk with her husband by cell phone while he was stuck in the trees for about 3 hours.