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Camp counselor dies after falling from horse

A camp counselor died Tuesday in Edinburg after sustaining head injuries incurred after falling off a horse, according to Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Capt. Wes Dellinger.

Kelsey Boggs, 26, of Afton, was a riding instructor at the all-girls Camp Strawderman where the incident occurred.

Dellinger said that the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the camp at 2494 Dellinger Road at about 7 a.m. Tuesday in response to an injury. Based on witness interviews, he said Boggs’ head struck a telephone pole after she fell off of a horse.  He added that Boggs was not thrown from the horse.

Dellinger said she was pronounced dead while being transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital via ambulance. He added that while it does appear that she died from head injuries, the medical examiner “will determine that for sure.”

He added that the Sheriff’s Office does not suspect foul play and that “it was an unfortunate accident.”

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