Dramatic rescue of palm tree trimmer in Pasadena

A palm tree trimmer is recovering tonight after a scary rescue in Pasadena - the worker was *stuck* inside a palm tree.

Firefighters took a chain saw to the dead fronds, in their struggle to get the man out. Now take a look at the video as the entire weight of the fronds comes down all at once striking the worker who fortunately is still tethered to the tree.

Firefighters lowered him about 25 feet to the ground. He was taken to a local hospital and is said to be in fair condition.

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