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Man hit by falling tree
A CFA Dereel crew (District 7) heading out the door to assist with recovery work on the recent Dereel bushire was diverted to an incident directly across from their station where a tree had fallen on a man.
Dereel Captain Darryn Hill said the incident happened just before 10am and took the crew by surprise.
"We were heading off to do one job when the injured man's wife ran across the road yelling 'help me, help me'," he said.
"When we crossed the road we found an injured man stuck under a 10 metre long tree.
"A couple of our members are trained in first aid and started working on the man and we also removed the tree.
"He was not seriously injured but was very lucky; it could easily have been much worse.
"We stayed with the man until the ambulance arrived and they took him to Ballarat hospital to be treated."
The 75-year-old man suffered minor injuries to the head.
Captain Hill said the brigade wishes him a quick recovery.