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Toddler rescued after being trapped by fallen tree


TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • A family in the Oakhurst area said a tree uprooted
  • It crashed into the living room, on top of three children on the couch
  • A 3-year-old remains in critical condition 

A Tulsa family waits for a 3-year-old to recover after storms uprooted a tree, sending it into their mobile home.

Penny Whitaker said her ex-husband called her Thursday night when the tree crashed into the living room, landing on 9, 7 and 3-year-old children. 

The older children were able to get out; they tried to lift the tree off the 3-year-old. 

They could not free the child, but the father and another family member freed him; he became responsive after his rescue. 

The child is now in critical condition in the hospital; the family is waiting for updates from doctors after testing. 

FOX23 remains in touch with the family as doctors work.