Man Used Belt for Tourniquet After Tree Fell on Him in Colchester

A tree fell on a man behind his Colchester home Friday morning and LifeStar flew him to Hartford Hospital.

Officials from the Colchester Fire Department said the man was cutting a tree down on Settlers Lane when it fell on him and he used his belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding before emergency crews responded.

He used his cell phone to call 911.

First responders had to use saws to get to the area where the man was and it took 20 minutes to get the patient out of the woods.

He was conscious and alert and has injuries to his lower injuries, according to fire officials.

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