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Man survives 60-foot fall from tree

A tree trimmer initially survived a 60-foot fall from a pine tree at 5211 Washington Avenue, Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt said.

"It was a miracle he lived," Beyerstedt said. "Either he came out of the harness or the harness broke."

He was unconscious when the first responders arrived about 11 a.m. but did regain consciousness.

Beyerstedt said the man, who was not immediately identified, had multiple fractures to his legs and arms. He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

Sunherald.com will update this story as more details become available.

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