Man falls from tree, medical chopper suffers mechanical issues

A 60-year-old man was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center after he fell 20ft out of a tree in Litchfield Friday, according to Bob Bebee with Midway Fire.

The man was trimming branches when he fell.

He has head and upper body trauma, which are considered to be life-threatening.

A helicopter was called to fly him to a hospital, but it was sent back to base due to mechanical issues.

An ambulance took him to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.