A horse bucked off its rider Saturday in the Santa Monica Mountains near Pacific Palisades, and firefighters searched for the horse while assisting the injured rider, authorities said.
It happened before 5 p.m. and firefighters responded to an area of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area between Rustic Lane and Sunset Boulevard near Will Rogers State Park, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
The firefighters tended to the rider, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury, and a helicopter with a “Night Sun” spotlight illuminated the area where they found the apparently uninjured horse, Humphrey said.
“LAFD personnel are calming the horse and assisting it in walking toward a trail and safety, as their colleagues seek to construct a ramp, initially with foliage and debris, in remote terrain to assist in the effort,” Humphrey said.
The helicopter was flying high enough to not spook the horse, he said.
Neither the identity nor the condition of the rider was immediately available.
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