Crews from Northwest Fire District rescued a woman thrown from her horse in a wash in the Tucson Mountains.

The woman has serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to University of Arizona Medical Center, Capt. Adam Goldberg, a spokesman for the department said in a news release.

He believes the woman was riding the horse in the wash when the fall happened.

Crews used a Stokes basket to lift the woman out of the wash near North Silverbell Road and West El Camino del Cerro, the release said.



Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.