A Florida congressman who survived falling from a ladder while cutting a tree Wednesday was released from the hospital Saturday.
Repr. Greg Steube (R-FL) reportedly fell almost 25 feet while cutting a tree next to his home in Sarasota.
Fox News further reported:
“All praise and glory goes to God!” Steube tweeted. “I’m grateful to be home and recovering after being discharged from the hospital today.”
He added: “Jen and I remain endlessly blessed by the prayers and support from our friends, family, and community.”
The lawmaker was then rushed to Sarasota Memorial’s intensive care unit.
Darrel Woodie, a part-time field representative for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, witnessed the fall and called emergency services, according to 911 audio obtained by Fox 13 Tampa Bay.
“A branch hit the ladder, took him out,” Woodie said on the call. “I think his left arm is scarred up pretty good.”
Steube also thanked staffers at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Saturday “for the excellent care” they provided.
The Republican provided updates throughout as he was recovering in the hospital, tweeting on Wednesday that he was “making progress” and was “in good spirits.”
Steube was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 and is serving his third term representing Florida’s 17th Congressional District.