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14-year-old girl dies while horseback riding, Hamilton police say

Crews on scene in Flamborough, Ont. following a horseback riding incident.
Crews on scene in Flamborough, Ont. following a horseback riding incident. Andrew Collins / Global News

A 14-year-old girl has died after a horseback riding incident in Flamborough, Hamilton police say.

Emergency crews were called to a bog area off of Millgrove Side Road near Highway 5 at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

Police said the girl and her mother, who are both from Oakville, were riding their horses along a property in the area.

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“The experienced riders were riding on a path not familiar to them when the horse ridden by the 14-year-old became trapped in a marshy bog,” Hamilton police said in a news release Tuesday morning.

The teenager, identified by Ontario Equestrian as Zara Buren of Oakville, was able to detach herself from the horse but while waiting for help she became submerged in the bog, police said.

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Crews on scene in Flamborough, Ont. following a horseback riding incident.
Crews on scene in Flamborough, Ont. following a horseback riding incident. Andrew Collins / Global News

She was pulled from the marsh with no vital signs.

Paramedics transported her to hospital but she later died from her injuries.

Crews also worked to free the horse, named Vince, from where it was trapped and it was sent to an animal hospital in Guelph for treatment.

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