Texarkana boy survives after a tree falls on him

Texarkana, Ark. (KSLA) - A young boy is grateful that he is alive after becoming trapped under a tree. The Texarkana boy was playing outdoors in a heavy wooded area when he got trapped under a tree that somehow fell on him. The accident happened in the 300 block of East 47th Street in Texarkana, Ark.

A friend, who happened to be playing with the boy at that time, was able to quickly run and get help from boy's grandfather. Charles Mackey was able to use a car jack to lift the tree up and pull his grandchild from under the tree.

"The tree was this big around and when I got the tree off the kid all he could say was Grandpa I love you, he was so glad I was getting that tree off of him," said the grandfather.

The child was reportedly taken to a Texarkana hospital with what was described as non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.