Volunteers rescue injured equestrian at Hansen Dam 

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A routine fire patrol at Hansen Dam in Pacoima led to the discovery of an injured equestrian on Sunday. 

According to a release from the public non-profit LAIT911, volunteers assigned to the Hansen Dam Trail Watch were conducting wildfire patrols around 11:45 a.m. when they spotted a distressed equestrian who had reportedly fallen off her horse after it was spooked. 

The equestrian, an unidentified woman, was unable to walk and showed “visible signs” of severe pain, LAIT911 Fire said. 

“Volunteers swiftly assessed the situation and administered immediate first aid,” the non-profit's press release stated. “They stabilized the injured equestrian and transported her outside of the trails to be further evaluated by LAFD paramedics.” 

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Upon being taken to the Hansen Dam Ranger Station, paramedics gave the woman a thorough medical evaluation and while she reported that her tailbone “felt as if it had shattered,” she declined medical help and was released against medical advice, officials said. 

The spooked horse, who was not injur...

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