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Man critically injured, airlifted after tree fall east of Peterborough: Ornge

Man critically injured, airlifted after tree fall east of Peterborough: Ornge

Man critically injured, airlifted after tree fall east of Peterborough: Ornge image
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A man has been lifted to a Toronto-area hospital after he was struck by a falling tree east of Peterborough on Friday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the scene north of County Road 2 where they found a farm tractor in the ditch and a large fallen tree branch nearby. The area is about nine kilometres south of the village of Norwood (30 kilometres east of Peterborough).

Read more: Man seriously injured, airlifted to Kingston hospital after tree fall

A man was taken to area hospital by paramedics with serious injuries.

High winds were blowing at the time of the incident.

Joshua McNamara, public relations with Ornge, tells Global News Peterborough that an air ambulance transported a man in his 80s to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto with critical injuries after a tree fell on him.

Peterborough County OPP have closed a section of Asphodel 7th Line between Centre Line and County Road 2 as they investigate.

— More to come

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