Wallowa girl hurt in mule mishap

Lelia Wortman

Lelia Wortman, 15, Wallowa, a member of the Wallowa County 4-H Court, suffered a severe head injury caused by a runaway mule early Saturday evening at Hells Canyon Mule Days at the fairgrounds in Enterprise.

After undergoing emergency brain surgery to stop the bleeding, this week Wortman was improving rapidly at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., and taken out of the critical care unit to a regular room Monday.

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