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Fire crews called in after paratroopers get stuck in trees

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An army paratrooper tangled in a tree on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on April 26, 2012. Lacey Fire District Three aided in the rescue of two paratroopers who were blown into trees during a training exercise.

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Lacey Fire District Three's tall ladder being used to reach one of the trapped paratroopers.

KING 5 News reports — Two Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) paratroopers were back on solid ground Thursday evening after getting blown into trees during a training exercise.

Lacey Fire District Three was called to the scene in Thurston County, Wash., by the JBLM Fire Department to assist with the rescue.  

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One paratrooper was safely pulled from a tree before the Lacey crews arrived. The second paratrooper was higher up in a tree and JBLM didn't have a ladder capable of reaching him. Lacey firefighters were able to get close enough with the ladder truck to rescue him.

Both paratroopers are okay. 

Video: NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports on the troubled past of Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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One of the paratroopers is helped to the ground.