Boy stuck in tree

Blair volunteer firefighter Ben Smith hands a boy to Blair police officer Bob Leehy after rescuing him from a tree Tuesday in Lions Park. The boy was more than halfway up the tree and couldn't climb down. He was uninjured.

Ben Smith placed the ladder under the tree and climbed, reaching for the small boy perched on a limb about half way up the tree.

Blair police and fire were dispatched just after 10 a.m. Tuesday for a child stuck in a tree at Lions Park. The barefoot boy had climbed the tree, but couldn't get back down.

After reaching the boy, Smith, who is a member of the Blair Volunteer Fire Department, handed the child to Officer Bob Leehy, while Officer Miranda Anderson held the ladder.

Once on the ground, the boy, who was uninjured, hugged his mother. The officers and Smith checked on the boy and joked with him.

“You stay out of trees you little monkey,” Anderson said and the boy laughed.

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