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Dewey ranch hand airlifted after horse accident

Emergency responders transport a ranch hand to a waiting helicopter in the recreation field at Quailwood Park in Dewey, Arizona on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The 29-year-old man was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital after being thrown from his horse while rounding up cattle at Settler Valley Ranch, located 7.5 miles east of Dewey-Humboldt. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

Emergency responders transport a ranch hand to a waiting helicopter in the recreation field at Quailwood Park in Dewey, Arizona on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The 29-year-old man was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital after being thrown from his horse while rounding up cattle at Settler Valley Ranch, located 7.5 miles east of Dewey-Humboldt. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

A 29-year-old man was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital after being thrown from his horse on a working ranch in Dewey Saturday.

The ranch hand was reportedly working on Settler Valley Ranch, an approximately 4,000-acre property located 7.5 miles east of Dewey-Humboldt, when he was thrown from his horse around noon.

"From what I have been told, he was rounding up some cattle that got out when his horse bucked and rolled on top of him," said Mikayla Baker, a manager at the ranch. "Horses are unpredictable. It was just a fluke."

Baker said the ranch hand was fortunate to have a particular friend helping him.

"He was with a friend that happened to be a Scottsdale firefighter medic who called 911 and treated him at the scene," Baker said.

Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority responded to the scene and the patient was transported by Life Line Ambulance to Dewey's Quailwood Park.

A helicopter from Native Air landed on the park's recreation field and took the ranch hand to HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center where he is listed as being in stable condition.

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