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Man trapped for hours by fallen tree

WABASH CO., IL (WFIE) -

A man is air lifted to the hospital after becoming pinned by a tree.

Wabash County dispatch tells us it happened at 15425 North 2250 BLVD just north of Allendale.

Family members on the scene told us that Todd Weiss was cutting down a dead tree in his yard when it fell on him and crushed his left foot, trapping him.  They say a branch also hit him in the head, leaving a gash.

Weiss was trapped for two hours before he was able to flag down a passerby.

A medical helicopter was called and Weiss was air lifted to St. Mary's.

Authorities say he was conscious and talking and that his injuries did not appear to be not life threatening.

14 News is continuing to follow these breaking developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at 14News.com and on mobile with the 14 News mobile app.

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