Missing Md. man rescued after being found trapped under tree

SPRINGDALE, Md. --(WTTG)--A man reported missing last week has been found alive after being trapped under a tree, Prince George's County Fire and EMS said.

On Monday, a pedestrian walking in the 9000 block of Ardwick Ardmore Road found 66-year-old Larry Shaddy stuck between a downed tree and an upright tree.

"It was a very steep embankment," said Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesperson Mark Brady. "It was underneath a tree that had already fallen some time ago, but there was a lot of room underneath that tree. So when he fell or slid down this hill, he become wedged underneath of it to the point where he could not free himself."

Firefighters were able to free Shaddy, but it required some extra help.

"When firefighters first arrived on the scene, they tried to easily remove him, but they couldn't," said Brady. "They actually had to use their hydraulic equipment to raise that tree up off of his legs before he could be pulled out."

He was conscious and spoke with firefighters before being taken to the hospital where he is in good shape, authorities said.

Shaddy was last seen on July 20. He was located about a block away from a group shelter where he lives.

"Their clients are veterans that stay at the home and typically suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia," Brady told  us.

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