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Horse and rider rescued from cliff after fall near river

June 6, 2019

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say a horse and its rider were rescued from a cliff after falling 50 to 60 feet down an embankment near the American River.

El Dorado County Fire District division chief Tim Cordero tells the Sacramento Bee that the rider and horse were rescued Wednesday near a trail about 2 to 3 miles upriver from the confluence of the American River near Auburn.

Cordero says some of the trails that go up the canyon are steep and narrow, possibly contributing to the accidental fall.

The horse and rider both had minor injuries.

El Dorado County Fire, Grass Valley Fire and Cal Fire all responded to the incident.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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