TIPP CITY — A female rider on a horse in Tipp City was transported by CareFlight to the hospital after she was thrown from the horse on Saturday afternoon.
According to a press release from Tipp City Fire Chief Cameron Haller, Tipp City Fire & Emergency Services (TCFES) responded to a Kyle Park horse trails at 500 S. First St. in Tipp City on a report a rider was thrown from a horse Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at 12:39 p.m.
Due to multiple incidents simultaneously, New Carlisle EMS was dispatched as they were covering for Elizabeth Township Medic 45, the release said. The first TCFES unit on the scene was medic 32 and Tipp City Police officers Parrish Brazel and K9 officer Pasha, who located the female victim. TCFES UTV 32 (a side by side) and grass truck 31 were requested by command at the scene.
Personnel located the victim along the Great Miami River and immediately began treatment of the substantial injuries. The patient, from the Tipp City area, met trauma alert criteria and was in critical condition.
CareFlight was called to the scene by Miami County Communications Center personnel. E32 was retrieved to set up the landing zone and obtain a chainsaw to clear a better path for the UTV to transport the patient up to Kyle Park. Paramedics at the side of the patient performed advanced life support procedures to rescue the victim and remove the patient to the helicopter.
CareFlight landed on scene and the patient was transferred to their care.
The most probable cause for the horse to throw the rider is that dogs were loose on the trail and approached the horses and riders.
“A total of four calls were dispatched in our jurisdiction while units were on scene,” Haller said in the release. “Vandalia, Troy, New Carlisle, TCPD and MCSO all assisted crews during this one hour and 30 minute time frame. Our mutual aid partners are appreciated.”
Crew members did not report any injuries.