A tree surgeon has been left with spine injuries after falling from a tree after cutting it down in a North Yorkshire village on Saturday (February 3). 

Emergency services were called to the village of Wilsill, near Ripon, at about 5.30pm, following reports of a medical incident at an address in the village. 

After arriving on the scene, firefighters and paramedics were faced with a tree surgeon in his 20s who had fallen from a tree after working on it. 

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The tree surgeon was helped into an ambulance - with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service revealing that the man was suffering from suspected spine injuries in the fall.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "A crew from Ripon assisted ambulance personnel with the lifting of a patient from the open into an awaiting ambulance.

"A male tree surgeon aged in his 20s had fallen from a tree he was cutting. He was transported to hospital with suspected C spine injuries."