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Launceston woman dies after being 'thrown from horse'

Launceston woman dies after being 'thrown from horse'

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:19pm 18th December 2018. (Updated at 9:38am 19th December 2018)

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A woman from Launceston has died after 'being thrown from her horse' in Okehampton.

The 64-year-old suffered a head injury and a medical episode after the fall - and was rushed to hospital.

She was treated at the scene at Hayne Cross, Lewdown, and was then airlifted to Derriford.

But she has since passed away.

Police launched an investigation and say no one else was involved in the incident.

The woman's family has been told and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

"Police were called at around 11.35am on Friday 14th December with reports of a female rider having been thrown from her horse at Hayne Cross, Lewdown in Okehampton.

"A 64-year-old woman from Launceston had initially sustained a head injury, but also suffered a medical episode at the scene following her fall.

"She was initially treated at the scene by ambulance before being flown to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance for treatment; police have since been informed that the woman has passed away.

"A police investigation was launched following this incident and all witnesses were identified.

"Following enquiries, police were satisfied that there was no third party involvement into this incident and that no further policing action needs to be taken in relation to this matter, at this time.

"Next of kin has been informed and a file is to be prepared for the coroner."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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