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Nottingham teacher thrown off horse in Dubai is fighting for her life

Credit: Wendy Skelton

A 24-year-old woman from Nottingham is fighting for her life, after being thrown off a horse in Dubai.

Rebecca Chisholm had been working as a primary school teacher in the city, when her mum flew out to visit her.

They went horse riding together as a birthday treat, when the horse bolted and Rebecca was thrown off - leaving her unconscious with a fractured skull.

Speaking to ITV News, Wendy Skelton, told us when her daughter came round she said 'I'm going to die, I love you mum.'

Rebecca was airlifted to Rashid Hospital where scans revealed she had multiple skull fractures and a brain haemorrhage.

She was in a coma for three days and underwent emergency surgery twice to stem the bleed on her brain and relieve the pressure.

Medical treatment will cost around £60,000 and a GoFundMe page has raised more than £43,600 so far.

Wendy said her daughter had medical insurance through the school she worked for in Dubai, but horse riding was not covered as it's classed as an extreme sport.

Credit: Wendy Skelton