Insch pensioner stuck up tree rescued by firemen

FIREFIGHTERS are no strangers to call outs asking them to rescue cats, but three units from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called out yesterday to rescue a pensioner who had become stuck up a tree in the back garden of his home in the Aberdeenshire village of Insch.

Three fire engines were called to the incident. Picture: TSPL

Two fire units from Inverurie and one from Aberdeen were deployed to rescue the 70 year-old male pensioner yesterday afternoon after being called to the incident in the village’s Beechcroft Gardens.

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A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call at 3.10pm yesterday that a man was stuck up a tree. We used ladders to get him down from the tree. We had three units at the scene - two from Inverurie and one from Aberdeen.”