Key West police rescue woman stuck in banyan tree

Key West Police Department photo

KEY WEST, Fla. (WFLA) — It’s no secret that Florida is known for its wacky news stories. Here’s another one to add to the collection.

Emergency crews in Key West made a most unusual rescue after a woman became stuck inside a banyan tree.

The Key West Police Department posted a photo to its Facebook page showing the woman stuck in the many above-ground roots of the tree.

Police had a sense of humor about the unusual predicament and captioned the photo with the following:

“Key West Police Officer Scott Standerwick and Fire and Rescue helped this local woman who got herself stuck in a giant banyan tree. Protect and serve!”

As of Tuesday afternoon, the post had been shared on Facebook more than 1,300 times and had hundreds of comments, many were snarky.

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