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Woman injured falling from horse

A south Nevada County woman was in critical condition Thursday after falling from her horse.

The woman, whose identity wasn’t immediately available, went by CALSTAR helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. A supervising nurse said the woman was critical due to changing levels of consciousness.

The woman’s 15-year-old daughter was crucial to a timely rescue, said Capt. Wendye Stuller of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.



Mother and daughter were riding near Wiggens Way and Clayton Road, about four miles northwest of Highway 49 and Wolf Road. After seeing her mother fall from the horse, the girl rode home and called 911 at 4:14 p.m.

Her mother’s horse had run home on its own, and after putting both horses in the stable, the girl hustled her younger brother and sister into a van and drove back to their mother, Stuller said. Stuller said the mother is 43 years old.




Besides CDF and CALSTAR, the Higgins Area Fire Protection District and Sierra Nevada Ambulance also responded.


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