First responders rush to rescue child trapped under fallen tree in Derry

First responders raced through snow-covered roads Tuesday to rescue a child trapped underneath a tree in Derry.

The child was reportedly playing outside while a nearby parent was clearing snow when the tree came tumbling down, according to the Derry Fire Department.

Members of the Derry Fire and Police Departments resorted to using chainsaws, shovels and even their bare hands to clear away the snow and branches pinning the child.

After 19 minutes, the 16 firefighters and three firefighters were able to pry the child from the toppled tree and transport them to a nearby hospital.

The child received only minor injuries and was said to be in “good spirits”, according to the Derry Fire Department.

No other individuals were injured.

For immediate release: Child Struck by Falling Tree On March 14, 2023, at approximately 1:57 p.m. the Derry Fire...

Posted by Derry, NH Fire Department on Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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