Firefighters rescue soldier caught in tree

Firefighters rescued a paratrooper who became stuck in a tree overnight Friday in southern Johnson County.

According to fire department reports, the soldier became entangled during a parachute jump and ended up caught about 50 feet up in the tree near Edinburgh at about 11 p.m. Friday night. Several agencies arrived to assist including the Bargersville Fire Department rope rescue team, Nineveh firefighters and the Trafalgar Volunteer Fire Department. After cutting away branches and using a ladder truck the soldier with the 101st Airborne Division was rescued without any major injuries, according to the Trafalgar firefighters.