Aug 10, 2015

After fall from horse, New York teen airlifted from Sunlight area

A New York teen had to be airlifted from the Sunlight area after falling from a horse on Saturday.

Sophia DiMatha, 17, of New York City was on a backcountry day-trip with a group from the Elk Creek Ranch at the time of the accident, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. She and others were in an area approximately 2.75 miles south of the Dead Indian Campground along Dead Indian Creek.
The teen fell from a horse about 2.75 miles south of the Dead Indian Campground. File photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

The call came into the Park County Communications Center at 1:35 p.m., with the caller reporting DiMatha had fallen and possibly injured her back and pelvic area.

Park County Search and Rescue was immediately responded to the area of Dead Indian Campground, with ground team reaching DiMatha around 4 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.

Once stabilized by members of West Park Hospital Wilderness Medical Team, a helicopter from EagleMed Medical Transport of Cody shuttled DiMatha to St. Vincent’s Healthcare in Billings, Montana. She reached the hospital at 5:50 p.m., received treatment and was released, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The rough location of the accident.

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