A man was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by helicopter early Thursday morning after being injured in a nearby logging accident.
The man was possibly logging in Pomfret, according to Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish, when he was injured by a log that fell on his back, Woodstock Fire Department Lieutenant Mike Willis said. The man was in his 30s to 40s, according to Willis.
An Ottauquechee Health Center vehicle took the man, who Woodstock Fire Department officials would not identify, to a Woodstock Ambulance before calling a D-H helicopter to pick him up at the campus of Woodstock Union High School-Middle School.
The entrance to WUHS-MS was closed off for more than half an hour. The helicopter needs a clear flat landing zone and the school is one of a few designated spots in the area, according to emergency officials.