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Phoenix Fire Department rescues man who was bucked off a horse

(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Fire Department assisted a man at South Mountain on Sunday morning after he fell off his horse.

When crews arrived at the Summit Trail, they found a man in his 50’s who had fallen after his horse slipped on granite rocks and threw him to the ground.

Crews determined the best course of action was a high angle rescue with a rope and pulley system.

They were able to lower the man down to a big wheel and then take him to an ambulance on scene.

The man suffered multiple lacerations and a broken wrist.

He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition for further treatment.

The horse was safely recovered and only suffered a minor cut.

No firefighters were injured in the rescue.

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