A 25-year-old man is back home after surviving a 50-foot fall out of a tree Monday morning.
Jacob Beverly was working as part of a crew from Phillips Tree Experts to clear hanging branches around power lines off of Log Cabin Road between Canadatown and Falls Road when he fell from the tree.
Woodbine Fire Chief Rick Fore said Beverly hit at least one branch near the bottom of the tree, breaking his fall and likely saving his life.
John Wilson, who lives across the road from the site of the accident, said he and his son were drinking coffee when they heard the sound of the fall.
“When heard him holler and hit the ground, we thought it was a tree falling,” Wilson said.
Woodbine firefighters established a helicopter-landing zone at the former C&P Meats processing site on AJ Sutton Road off of Ky. 204. Beverly was taken by ambulance to the site and then airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Officials at UK said Tuesday that Beverly had been discharged.
Whitley County EMS also responded to the scene.