Phoenix Fire Department rescues man who was bucked off a horse
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.
Phoenix Fire crews perform a high angle rescue today assisting an injured man who fell off his horse in a steep canyon! pic.twitter.com/0Mb0wrIO1g
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) November 8, 2020
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.