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Surrey mayor recovering in hospital after horseback riding accident

Dianne Watts thrown from horse while riding on vacation near Kamloops, injures back.

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Tough way to spend your vacation.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is recovering after a vacation injury. Canadian Press has the story:

SURREY -- The mayor of one of British Columbia's largest cities is in hospital after a horseback riding accident this weekend.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is now recovering with two fractured vertebrae at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

The mayor's spokesperson Laura Ballance says Watts was vacationing with her husband and two daughters at a friend's cabin when she was thrown from a horse Saturday.

Ballance says she doesn't know the location of the cabin but knows the mayor was flown into Kamloops.

She says the mayor is now awaiting the results of several tests.

Ballance says she doesn't know how long the mayor will be off work.

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