Firefighters had to use an extraction device to rescue a man who was stuck in a tree Sunday, a Vallejo fire captain said.
At about 7:50 p.m., firefighters responded to the report in the corner of Tennessee Street and Mare Island Way. Upon arrival, they saw a man with his leg wedged between tree trunks, Capt. Steve Smircich said.
The man, who was homeless, was trying to get into an abandoned building where he often sleeps by climbing the tree, Smircich said.
However, he slipped, causing one of his legs to become stuck between tree trunks, Smircich added.
The man had been stuck for a couple of hours, he said, before a passerby saw him and called 911.
Firefighters then used the Jaws of Life to pry the trunks open to free him.
The man was cold, but uninjured, Smircich said.