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Good Samaritans help when huge tree falls in Central Park, injuring woman and 3 kids

NEW YORK — Authorities say a large tree fell in Central Park, injuring a woman and three children and sending them to a New York City hospital.

Police and fire officials say rescuers were called midmorning Tuesday to Central Park West near 62nd Street in Manhattan.

Witnesses say they heard a cracking sound and the tree crashed seconds later. They say the woman briefly lost consciousness. She had two children in a stroller and one in a carrier.
Authorities say the four had non-life-threatening injuries.

Online images show the uprooted tree on the ground, blocking the road.

A woman tweeted a photo which she said shows a group of good Samaritans helping with rescue efforts.