Northwest Fire units rescued a woman who was injured when she was thrown from a horse in the Tucson Mountains. The 50-year-old woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The accident happened in the area of Sweetwater Drive and Camino de Oeste in the Tucson Foothills Estates.
Northwest Fire said they used a stokes basket to get the woman out of a 30- to 40-foot drop in the wash. It took an hour and 15 minutes to complete the rescue.
A friend that was with the victim was able to ride back to a house to call 911. The horse was not injured and the family of the victim took the horse home. The victim was transported in a helicopter to UAMC.
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