A horse helped emergency responders find a woman who was seriously injured when she fell while riding near Pullman.
Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies and Whitman County Fire District 12 Volunteers responded to a missing person around noon on Thursday. Emergency crews were called to a farm off the Moscow-Pullman Highway when a horse returned to the barn without its rider. D12 Fire Chief Lester Erwin says that crews found the woman unconscious in a canola field. Searchers were alerted to her location when a horse went to the spot where she was hidden in the tall canola. Chief Erwin estimates that she was in the field for at least an hour. She was flown from the scene to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. A City of Pullman ambulance crew was called in to assist.