Woman life-flighted to Central Oregon hospital following horseback riding injury

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Culver, Ore. – On Monday the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced that county EMS, fire, and deputies were dispatched to the Cyrus Horse Camp after a horseback rider had been injured.

Upon arrival they discovered a 68 year old female with an open fracture to her leg near the ankle. The rider had been “bucked off a horse” causing the injury according to the statement released by the Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was stabilized on the scene and then transported to a grass field at Culver high School to be transported by Life Flight to the St Charles Hospital in Bend for further treatment.

“Great job done by all those who responded and provided care and treatment for the injured rider.” said Jefferson County Sheriff Marc Heckathorn.

No additional updates or information have been made available regarding the woman’s condition. The Cyrus Horse Camp is located south of Madras, Oregon, between highway 97 (going to Redmond) and highway 26 (leading to Prineville)

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