A Florida congressman who was seriously injured after falling more than 20 feet while cutting a tree outside his Sarasota home has been released from the hospital.
Representative Greg Steube, Republican of Florida, shared on Twitter Saturday afternoon that he will be recovering at home.
“All praise and glory goes to God!” Steube tweeted. “I’m grateful to be home and recovering after being released from the hospital today.”
He added, “Jen and I remain infinitely blessed by the prayers and support of our friends, family and community.”
REP. 25-FOOT FALL BY GREG STEUBE SEEN BY DELIVERY DRIVER WHO CALLED FOR HELP: 911 AUDIO
Steube spent four days in hospital after being knocked off a ladder on Wednesday and falling 7.5 meters (25 feet). A bystander witnessed the fall and called 911.
The legislator was then rushed to Sarasota Memorial’s intensive care unit.
Darrel Woodie, a part-time field representative for U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, witnessed the crash and called emergency services, according to 911 audio obtained by Fox 13 Tampa Bay.
FLORIDA REP. GREG STEUBE HOSPITALIZED AFTER FALLING DOWN THE LADDER
“A branch hit the ladder and took it off,” Woodie said on the call. “I think his left arm is pretty healed up.”
Steube also thanked Sarasota Memorial Hospital staff on Saturday “for the outstanding care” provided.
The Republican provided updates as he recovered in hospital, tweeting on Wednesday that he was “making progress” and “in good spirits”.
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Steube was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 and is serving his third term representing Florida’s 17th Congressional District.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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