Officials: Tree falls on man cutting trees on Westport Island Sunday

Posted:  Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Wiscasset Ambulance Service and Westport Fire Department and EMS aided a man struck by a tree off Westport Island’s Main Road Sunday afternoon, Westport Fire Department officials said.

Wiscasset Ambulance Service took the unidentified man to Wiscasset Municipal Airport, where he was put on a LifeFlight helicopter for transport to a hospital, Fire Chief Bob Mooney and Fire Captain and emergency medical technician Stacey Hutchison said in phone interviews Sunday night.

The man was apparently cutting trees when one tree of unknown size and species fell on him, injuring his head, officials said; he drove a tractor toward a house on the property, officials said. They said he was conscious when crews arrived and remained conscious when loaded onto the ambulance. They had no additional information on the man’s condition. The Wiscasset Newspaper was not immediately able to confirm which hospital he went to.

The accident was reported shortly before 3 p.m., Mooney said.