Transcript for 100-Foot Tree Crashes Down at Bridal Party
To the west now. And the wedding horror outside of Los Angeles. A tree falling over on a wedding party. Firefighters scrambling to cut them free. Witnesses say they heard a loud crack just before the chaos. Here's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: What started as a celebration on a happy day, taking a cruel twist. I saw a bunch of kids. They were just running for their lives. Reporter: A group of kids and adults in a wedding party, gathered at this park in Whittier, California, Saturday for pictures, when the large tree above them came crashing down. Police and firefighters scrambled to rescue them, using cpr on one victim. And chainsaws to cut away heavy branches, as members of the wedding party waited and prayed. A lady with a little baby and she was screaming so I hold the baby and put it down, and he had a very big bump on his head. It was bleeding. They were both bleeding. Reporter: One person was killed. Five others injured and taken to hospitals, including a 4-year-old girl in critical condition. Officials say they don't know exactly why it fell, but say California's years-long drought followed by recent heavy rains may have affected the tree's health. We've seen this happen throughout southern California, with both the drought conditions, that trees are stressed. And we did have a large amount of rain. So there's some reason that that tree failed. Reporter: You can see what's left of this tree here. And next to it, there are several more large eucalyptus trees in this park, and officials are shutting it down until they can be inspected. Tom? Clayton, thank you. Next tonight, president-elect Donald Trump.
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