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Horseback rider injured, pinned under tree on Upstate trail

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NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A woman horseback riding along an Upstate trail was injured after a tree fell on her, pinning her until she was rescued Sunday evening.

Newberry County deputies said a Beaufort County woman was riding in Lynch's Woods Park when the accident happened.

Two college students nearby heard the tree fall and called 911 for help, deputies said.

Rescuers found the woman along the rail and had to carry her across a creek and up a steep hill to an ambulance, deputies said.  The woman was taken to Newberry County Memorial Hospital with injuries to her lower extremities.

The park and trail is popular with hiker, horseback riders, mountain bikers and more as it's kept in a natural state, deputies said.

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