Woman dies after being thrown from her horse

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

A rider has died after an incident in North Devon last week.

Police were called at around 11:35am on Friday 14 December with reports of a female rider having been thrown from her horse at Hayne Cross, Lewdown in Okehampton.

A 64-year-old woman from Launceston had initially sustained a head injury, but also suffered a medical episode at the scene following her fall.

She was initially treated at the scene by ambulance before being flown to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance for treatment; police have since been informed that the woman has passed away.

A police investigation was launched following this incident and all witnesses were identified. 

Following enquiries, police were satisfied that there was no third party involvement into this incident and that no further policing action needs to be taken in relation to this matter, at this time.

Next of kin has been informed and a file is to be prepared for the coroner.

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