A Forest Service firefighter saved a man’s life by cutting down a tree in a remote area of Wyoming in 2013, and a local man’s story has become the subject of an HBO special.
A Forest Services firefighter saved the man’s body from drowning after it was struck by a tree on a rural property near the town of La Pointe, according to the National Park Service.
“I just remember it being there,” the unidentified man told NBC affiliate KCCI.
After the incident, Forest Service firefighters and members of the local fire department were dispatched to the scene.
When they arrived, they found a tree lying on the side of the road.
The firefighter was able to remove the tree using his own hands.
The tree had been damaged by a fallen branch and was covered in water, the Forest Service said in a statement.
They immediately went to the nearest hospital, and the man was able on Monday to recover from his injuries.
Their actions saved a young man’s father’s life.”