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MAN CUTTING TREE IS INJURED

A 46-year-old Steamburg man was injured Wednesday when a tree he cut fell onto him, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department said.

Barry Wheeler was alone cutting logs off West Permiter Road at about 10 a.m. when the accident occurred, officers said. He freed himself and managed to get out of the woods at about 4 p.m., when help was summoned.

Wheeler was flown by Star Flight to WCA Hospital, Jamestown, with unknown injuries, investigators said.

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