Girls rescued from mobile home hit by fallen tree

7:33 PM, Jan 11, 2014   |    comments
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ACWORTH, Ga. -- It took rescue crews about an hour to pull a 14-year-old girl from a mobile home that was heavily damaged in the severe weather that slammed metro Atlanta Saturday morning.

A tree fell on the Acworth mobile home and landed on Karina Melendrez's legs.

Cherokee County Fire crews used heavy jacks to prop up the tree so they could pull Melendrez out from under it. She was alert and conscious. 

Melendrez was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

WATCH | The moment Melendrez was rescued from the home

The girl's 2-year-old cousin, Naydeline Ocampo, was also inside the mobile home when the tree fell. 

The little girl was in the middle of the home. Cherokee County Fire spokesman Tim Cavender said Ocampo suffered minor abrasions and was also taken to Kennestone Hospital.

Melendrez was released from the hospital Saturday evening with only minor injuries. 

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