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Woman suffering possible spine injury rescued from Independence Wild Forest after being thrown off from her horse, DEC says

Published on September 21, 2022

DEC Forest Rangers Watson Horse Creek Rescue Spetmeber 2022

WATSON- A woman that was thrown from their horse last week in Lewis County was rescued, thanks to the response and teamwork of local agencies.

The incident occurred Wednesday, September 14 at around 1:00 p.m. on the Otter Creek Horse Trails in the Independence Wild Foreset, town of Watson.

According to the New York State DEC, the 32-year-old woman, who was not identified, was thrown from her horse and was suffering from what appeared to be a possible spine injury.

Members from Martinsburg Fire Department secured the woman to a back-board, while Forest Ranger Evans drove the victim out on a utility vehicle to an awaiting Lewis County Search & Rescue Ambulance.

There were no further details provided.

Image courtesy via the New York State DEC.

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