Rider thrown, loses consciousness in Cedar Fort
CEDAR FORT — A horse threw its 19-year-old rider on Sunday afternoon and medical emergency responders called in a helicopter to have him flown to a hospital.
There was a group of riders with the man at the Cedar Fort Rodeo Arena above the town of Cedar Fort, and they were able to call for help.
Dispatch called deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office on a report of a man injured at the rodeo grounds in Cedar Fort at about 3:25 p.m.
The victim had lost consciousness for several minutes.
“Initially it looked a lot worse,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon, UCSO public information officer.
He was having difficulty breathing at first, until medical personnel with Cedar Fort Fire and Unified Fire Authority were able to stabilize him.
“He was talking to the EMS folks as he was leaving, so things didn’t look too dark, too serious,” Cannon said. “He was hurt but he was talking and moving, so that is an encouraging sign.”
LifeFlight responded and transported the victim to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. He is in serious condition but his injuries do not appear to be life threatening according to Cannon.
“We don’t usually hear back unless their condition worsens,” Cannon said.