Beaufort Co. woman on horseback injured by falling tree

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Beaufort County woman was rescued and transported to Newberry County Memorial Hospital after a tree fell and pinned her while on the horseback trails in Lynch's Woods Park Sunday evening.

Newberry County 911 received a call about the accident at 7:02 p.m. from two college students who were in the park and heard the tree fall followed by calls for help.

Newberry County Rescue Squad, Newberry County EMS, Newberry City Fire, Newberry City Police and Newberry County Sheriff responded to assist in the rescue.

Because the rider was on a horse trail in rough terrain, rescuers had to carry the patient across a creek and up a steep hill to get her to an ambulance.

The patient was transported to Newberry County Hospital with injures to the lower extremities.

Lynch's Woods is a Newberry County park that is popular with hikers, horseback riders and mountain bicyclists. It is a park that is kept in a natural state due to the indigenous plants, which is popular with naturalist.

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