Man suffers head injury while trimming trees, east of Hiawassee

Towns County Fire Rescue

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered a serious head injury earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, Feb. 26, after falling from a 15-foot ladder while trimming trees. The accident occurred on Taylor Road, east of Hiawassee.

FYN obtained information from Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland at the Towns County Courthouse shortly before 3 p.m.

“He’s reported as in and out of conscientious at this time,” Chief Copeland said, adding that the man was actively sawing at the time of the incident.

A medical air flight was dispatched to transport the victim for treatment at a trauma center.


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