Five days later

Elderly man was stuck under a tree for six days

An elderly man who had been missing since Monday was found Saturday trapped under a tree south of the city of Nörrtälje.

The man took his four-wheeler into the woods on Monday to take care of a tree that had fallen. When his neighbors did not see him, they went to look for him and found him stuck under a tree. They called the police Saturday morning.

"When we arrived on the scene we found that his right leg was stuck under the tree. The tree probably snapped back and fell on his leg when he tried to cut it with his saw," Magnus Borg, an emergency worker in Rimbo, told news agency TT.

The man was taken to Karolinska University hospital at 12 noon. He has serious injuries.

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