Woman rescued after losing consciousness in horse accident


GILROY—A woman was knocked off her horse while riding along the Coyote Ridge Trail east of Gilroy and was rescued by authorities Sunday afternoon. The woman was nearly 2 miles from the Roop Road entrance to Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park when a distress call came in at 1:05 p.m.
A Cal Fire engine, ambulance and assisting units with South Santa Clara County Fire and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office made the trek up the winding trail to get to the woman’s aid after receiving the call.
“She had lost consciousness for a little bit before we got there,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Tom Lubas told the Dispatch. “By the time we arrived, the park rangers were already there. Aside from the loss of consciousness, she suffered relatively minor injuries.”
The woman was taken to a local hospital via ambulance and is expected to recover, Lubas said.


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