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Deputies locate man who fell off horse in wooded area of Lee County

Posted at 8:45 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 08:45:46-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies were able to locate an injured man who fell off a horse in a wooded area of Lee County over the weekend.

It happened Saturday in an area off Staley Farms Road and Luckett Road, east of Interstate 75 in Fort Myers.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a call came in just after dark reporting a man had fallen off a horse and had a possible back injury.

Lee County aviation and K9 units were deployed to search for the man. K9 Koa helped locate three family members of the victim, before the aviation unit guided them to the location of the injured man.

The man was escorted out of the woods and evaluated by Lee County EMS.