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Two Gainesville tree workers stranded in mid-air


Two tree trimmers were stuck 50 feet above the ground after a limb fell on their machine.

GAINESVILLE, FLA. - When the Gainesville Fire Rescue Department was asked to respond to 2000 NW 27th Terrace Saturday morning, they found a -picker-type machine elevated about 50 feet in the air with two tree workers trapped in the malfunctioning bucket.
The workers say they cut down a tree limb that fell on the machine and cut power to the bucket.
The workers were not in danger, but they were stranded in mid-air.
Firefighters raised the rescue unit tower to the tree workers.
The men were safely removed from the bucket while traffic was blocked on 27th Terrance.