Tree falls on 16-year-old in East Haven

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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A tree fell on a teenager in East Haven on Thursday afternoon.

East Haven Police say a tree fell on 16-year-old Nick Vessicchio, trapping him around 4:00 p.m in a yard on Jeffrey Road.

The East Haven Police PIO said East Haven firefighters were able to free the Vessicchio from under the tree, and he was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Officials say Vessicchio was unresponsive when emergency crews arrived, but first responders were able to regain a pulse and get him to the hospital.

First responders say the Vessicchio is in critical condition at this time.

The family of Nick Vessicchio is asking the community for financial help for Nick’s medical care. If you’re interested in making a contribution, you can get more details here.

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