Man who died from horse fall identified as Fort Bragg resident

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The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office identified a man who died Saturday after falling off a horse near Fort Bragg.

Servando Gomez, 54, of Fort Bragg, fell from the horse around 7 p.m. off Simpson Lane, emergency personnel said.

A REACH Air Medical Services helicopter was dispatched to airlift Gomez to a hospital, but crews were unable to land in the rural area. An ambulance instead took Gomez to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. He died from his injuries.

You can reach Staff Writer Nashelly Chavez at 707-521-5203 or nashelly.chavez@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @nashellytweets.

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