POSTED: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:08am
UPDATED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 12:31pm
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say they rescued a man stuck inside a hollow tree trunk by following the sounds of his screams down into a creek bed.
The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/rLUnFV  ) reports that Orange County sheriff's deputies found the man stuck up to his chest inside a narrow hole in the trunk, which extended about four or five feet underground.
The newspaper says firefighters took about 90 minutes to free him once they found him Tuesday morning.
Lt. Roland Chacon says it's unknown why the man climbed into the hole near the base of the tree.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com 
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