• Atlanta Weather | Tree falls on Marietta home, two women trapped


    MARIETTA, Ga. - A tree fell on a house in Cobb County, trapping two women inside.
    A large rescue operation was underway at the home on Sugar Creek Drive in Marietta after the large pine tree sliced through the roof just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.
    Four people were inside at the time the tree fell and two were trapped .
    Fire crews worked quickly to cut away the tree and free the women who were trapped in an upstairs bedroom.
    Neighbors told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt that the women’s legs were caught in the debris.

    “We got here. Me and my friend, we found the two ladies trapped under the tree, on the bed,” said neighbor James O’Neal. “The whole tree was lying across their legs. One of them was real bad. I don’t know the extent of the injuries, but the other lady didn’t appear to be as hurt.”

    Another neighbor, who was not identified, said she heard the massive crash.

    “I was in the house, and I heard trees cracking and popping, and it fell and then I heard girls screaming at the top of their lungs. And we come out to see if we could help them,.”

    NewsChopper 2 flew overhead and showed the women being put into ambulances just before 4:30 p.m.

    Emergency crews told Cavitt the women were being taken to a local hospital for their injuries. One of those women was airlifted to the hospital, while the other was taken by ground.

    Firefighters remain at the scene of the house trying to assess how much structural damage has been done to the home.

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