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Dec 10, 2012 4:48 PM

Crews airlifting female thrown from horse in Tucson Mountains

TUCSON - A female patient is being airlifted from the Tucson Mountains after being thrown off her horse and suffering serious injuries.

Northwest Fire units are en route to a staging area near Sweetwater and Oxbow, stated Captain Adam Goldberg.

A "Stokes" rescue basket has been requested by the engine company at the scene. The patient will be lifted out of a 30 to 40-foot drop into a wash.

News 4 Tucson crews are en route - stay tuned to News 4 Tucson and KVOA.com for more information as this story develops.

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