Portland, Ore. – One person is dead and another hurt after a tree branch falls onto their van parked next to Powell Park in Southeast Portland.
Witnesses say the two people were homeless, living inside the van there. It’s believed the branch is from an rotted oak tree. Portland Fire and Rescue tells us they rarely see something like this. They had to call out the Technical Rescue Team who specializes in things like earthquake rescues. They used a specialized crane to lift the heavy branch off the van. It’s very scary for many who use the park. Many kids and teens use Powell park to play basketball, baseball, and hang out across the street from Cleveland High School.
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