Man trapped in bedroom by fallen tree


ATLANTA - A man recovering from recent surgery was trapped in his home when a tree fell overnight.

The tree fell on a brick home on Shanter Trail in southwest Atlanta after an evening of heavy rain on Sunday.

The tree sliced through the roof and into an upstairs bedroom.

Atlanta police officers rushed inside the home and rescued the man.

Neighbor Barbara Lord told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore that the man recently returned home from the hospital.

“He just had back surgery on his neck and so he was in a neck brace and on oxygen so it was very scary,” Lord said.

Police said the man was not injured, but he was taken to the hospital to get checked out as a precaution.

Also in southwest Atlanta, a woman and her daughter are being evaluated at the hospital after a fallen tree trapped them in their home.

Ernest Hampton said his sister was staying at their mother’s house on Enota Place to help take care of her. A huge tree from a neighbor’s back yard crashed into the home during the heavy overnight rain, trapping both women in the home.

Hampton said his mom was trapped in her bedroom and had to be rescued by firefighters and his sister had to jump from a window 10 above from the ground.

“It’s just a blessing for everything to happen like it did and for them to be OK. Usually somebody dies in this kind of situation so we’re very fortunate she is still with us,” Hampton said.