A search and rescue operation in western Wichita County helps save a man who was injured after being kicked in the head while horseback riding on Thursday evening.
The victim, 56-year-old Kenny Lloyd, is recovering from his injuries but it was an intense search for authorities who were trying to find him.
Wichita County Sheriff David Duke says around 4:45 p.m., they received a 911 call about Lloyd who had been knocked off a horse and had been kicked in the head along the Wichita River.
Duke says Lloyd was knocked unconscious but had woken up.
Duke says Lloyd didn't know where he was but had a cell phone on him.
He told authorities that he was Wranglers Retreat and Horseshoe Bend Estates.
It took more than a dozen deputies, and Iowa Park and Wichita West firefighters about an hour and a half to find him.
Duke says, "Just making it through there, it's up and down several hills, lots of sand, just trees that have fallen down from previous floods in the past so it was pretty difficult to work your way through it all but fortunately we had deputies who were able to get through it as well and we got down in the river itself and crossed it to get to him."
Lloyd was transported to the hospital with minor injuries but has since been released.
Sheriff Duke says Lloyd was coherent and moving.
He says it all appears to be an accident.
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