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A tree trimmer is recovering after being rushed to hospital with a chain-saw blade embedded in his neck.
James Valentine was in a tree on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the chain-saw.
Another worker helped him down, and his co-workers left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding.
Valentine had emergency surgery.
Doctors say the saw missed major arteries and, instead, cut into muscle.
A hospital released an X-ray on Tuesday showing the saw still in the 21-year-old's neck.
Valentine works for a tree removal service.
The company’s owner, Dominic Migliozzi, called the rescue “amazing”. - Sapa-AP