Elderly man seriously injured, airlifted after fall from horse in Aguanga

AGUANGA, Calif. — An elderly horseback rider was seriously injured after falling from a horse in the unincorporated community of Aguanga yesterday afternoon, Monday, June 7. The fall that led to the man’s injuries happened in the 41700 Blk Saddleback Drive, according to officials.


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CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of the accident, CAL FIRE has since reported.

Responding officials found a victim described as an elderly male, who had fallen off a horse. 

Due to the severity of the man’s injuries, a REACH Air Ambulance was summoned to the scene and subsequently transported the victim to an area trauma center with injuries described by CAL FIRE as serious.

The victim’s medical condition has not been updated and officials have not released any further information or details regarding what may have led to the victim being thrown from the horse.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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