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SISTERS, OR -- A 72-year-old Eugene man was seriously injured when he was thrown from a horse while riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, Sunday morning. Two members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team were hiking in the area and helped Linn County’s SAR team. 

 
They say Melvin Van Cleve was riding with a group when his horse was spooked on the trail, causing him to fall. While wheeling Van Cleve down the trail, Responding teams realized his injuries were potentially life threatening and a helicopter was dispatched to a landing zone set up across Highway 20. He was flown to St. Charles Bend for treatment. 

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