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Bluefield woman survives being trapped under tree


BLUEFIELD W.Va (WVVA) -- A Bluefield woman was picking up a trash bag in her yard Monday afternoon when a tree fell on top of her and trapped her underneath its branches.

Carolyn Sherman was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries. Sherman only suffered sprains to her back and knees.

Sherman says she was able to call 911 right before her cell phone died. Rescue crews arrived within minutes.

Sean Cantrell with the Bluefield Rescue Squad says they also responded to another call where a tree had fallen on someone.  

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