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Firefighters Rescue, Perform Mental Health Check on Man Who Got Stuck Inside Tree Trunk

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Firefighters were called yesterday to rescue a man who climbed inside a hollow tree trunk and couldn't get out.Sheriff's deputies received a call from passers-by yesterday morning who reported that someone in a dry riverbed in Laguna Hills was screaming, according to the Orange County Register. They arrived to find the head and arms of a man — who so far remains nameless — sticking out of a hollowed-out tree. Crews brought out their heavy equipment, and it took them over an hour to cut him out of the tree. He is fine physical condition, but firefighters added that they would be performing a mental health check on him.

"Why he's in a tree, I have no idea," Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion of the Orange County Fire Authority told the Orange County Register.