Aug 5, 2015

Woman airlifted after falling from horse during Meeteetse area pack trip

A North Carolina woman was thrown from a horse and had to be airlifted from the Greybull River area outside of Meeteetse on Tuesday.

Jennifer Cox, 53, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, was on a backcountry pack trip with a local outfitter when her horse stumbled and she was thrown off, the Park County Sheriff's Office said in a Wednesday news release. The sheriff's office said Cox may have broken her ribs.

The accident took place about three miles southwest of the Jack Creek Campground. File photo courtesy Shoshone National Forest
The accident happened along the Greybull River near its intersection with Anderson Creek, which is about three miles southwest of the Jack Creek Campground.

The call came into the Park County Communications Center at 4:25 p.m.  Park County Search and Rescue immediately responded to the area. Because of the distance involved and the remoteness of the area, a medical helicopter was summoned from Classic Air Medical out of Riverton. 

Cox was airlifted from the scene at 7:15 p.m. and flown to West Park Hospital.

The woman fell near the intersection of the Greybull River and Anderson Creek.


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