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Crews rescue Washington woman trampled by horse

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Sheriff Brian Burnett of Chelan County says a woman was rescued from the wilderness after being trampled by a horse. Sheriff Brian Burnett of Chelan County says a woman was rescued from the wilderness after being trampled by a horse.
WENATCHEE, Wash. -

Sheriff Brian Burnett of Chelan County says a woman was rescued from the wilderness after being trampled by a horse.

    

According to Burnett, 46-year-old Angela Larimer of Selah was leading her horse across a creek late Saturday afternoon when the animal became startled.

    

Larimer's husband hiked for a half-mile to find cellular service and call for help. It then took hours for a ground team and rescue helicopter to arrive at the remote location.

    

The hoist-equipped helicopter took Larimer to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was treated for a fractured lower leg and ankle.

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