Whitman: Woman falls from ladder while trying to rescue cat

Fire officials say two people were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after one of them fell from a tree in Whitman.

Fire Chief Timothy Grenno says that just before noon on Monday at 107 Fullerton Ave., a woman was attempting to climb a ladder to rescue a cat from a tree just before noon time when she fell about 15 feet, onto a male who tried to catch her.

The two were taken to the Brockton Hospital, and the woman was later transferred to a Boston Hospital. The woman suffered moderate injuries and the male victim suffered non-life threatening, minor injuries.

A med-flight was requested but was canceled because authorities determined it would take too long to arrive.

Authorities have declined to identify the victims,

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Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. He was a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.