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Girl badly injured in riding accident

A critically injured 10-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital after a riding accident at Thunderbird Show Park on Thursday afternoon.

Township fire department district chief Rob Sewell, who was called to the scene, said that the horse the girl was riding reared, and rolled on top of her.

The mishap occurred shortly after 4 p.m.

B.C. Ambulance spokesman Kelsie Carwithen said that the girl was in critical condition when paramedics arrived.

Sewell reported that she was conscious when she was taken from the riding ring.

Township firefighters cleared a nearby parking lot so that a B.C. Air Ambulance could land to take the injured child to Children's Hospital.

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