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First-responders rescue injured horse riders on mountain - Full Article

October 16 2022
By ALEX BRIDGES For The Winchester Star

Emergency responders rescued three horseback riders who fell off a cliff in Shenandoah County on Friday morning.

The Shenandoah County Emergency Communications Center received a call at 10:21 a.m. for a report of three horseback riders who went over a rockface off of a main trail, Jeremy See, assistant fire chief with the Fort Valley Volunteer Fire Department, said by phone Friday afternoon. See said he didn’t have information as to why the horses and riders went off the trail.

The riders were participating with others in an endurance ride on a trail in the Fort Valley area, See said.

Initial reports indicated that one patient was in an altered state of consciousness and two people needed to be evaluated, See said. A crew from the Fort Valley Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the trailhead seven minutes after receiving the report, See said...

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