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AR: Man rescued from under fallen tree

(April 24, 2017) -- Two campers were critically injured early Friday when a large oak buffeted by high winds fell on them at a riverside park in Barling, Fort Smith Fire Chief Phil Christensen said.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two campers were critically injured early Friday when a large oak buffeted by high winds fell on them at a riverside park in Barling, Fort Smith Fire Chief Phil Christensen said.

Christensen said it took a crane to eventually lift the tree. The man and woman were in a tent on a primitive campsite at Springhill Park, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park near James W. Trimble Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River.

Read the full story in Arkansas Online.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.