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Sat May 1, 2021, 12:20 PM

Man visiting Gettysburg battlefield gets trapped by downed tree in porta potty

A man visiting Little Round Top at Gettysburg National Military Park on Friday had to be rescued from a portable toilet.

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department was called to Wheatfield Road at 3:52 p.m. The firefighters arrived to find a man trapped in a portable toilet. Pictures that the fire department posted from the scene show a tree that fell down right near the portable toilet and one that fell onto the hood of a van. The man was trapped by the fallen tree.

To get the man out of the portable toilet, crews cut away the tree with a chainsaw, and cut the porta potty open with a Sawzall, the paper reported.

“He was very lucky,” Barlow Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Joe Robinson told the York Daily Record. “It was a large tree, and it just missed striking him. It could have been very serious.”

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/05/firefighters-rescue-man-from-porta-potty-at-gettysburg-battlefield.html

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Sat May 1, 2021, 12:23 PM

1. I'm glad he was okay

That will be a story to tell the grandkids ...

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Sat May 1, 2021, 04:56 PM

2. Boy that would scare the crap out of you. nt

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