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Man hurt after falling 25 feet

This photo, submitted by Brewton Sgt. Travis Minchew, shows how high Jerry Smith was when he fell from a bucket truck earlier this week.

This photo, submitted by Brewton Sgt. Travis Minchew, shows how high Jerry Smith was when he fell from a bucket truck earlier this week.

An Atmore man was transported to a hospital by emergency helicopter Monday, after falling approximately 25 feet from a boom truck in Brewton.

Sgt. Travis Minchew of the Brewton Police Department said 42-year-old Jerry Smith fell head first onto concrete, after trimming limbs at the Cedar Forrest apartment complex on Alco Drive in Brewton.

“Mr. Smith was about 25 to 30 feet in the air, and a witness said he was leaning over to cut a limb,” Minchew said. “When he leaned over, they saw him fall.”

Minchew said he believed Smith suffered multiple broken limbs; however, his exact condition was not immediately known.