MURRIETA, Calif. — Murrieta Fire Chief Matt Shobert, who was sent to an intensive care unit after being hit in his face by a rock during a brush clearing operation, has been released from the hospital, a spokesman said Saturday.
Shobert was discharged Friday night from Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he had undergone a four-hour to six-hour operation Wednesday.
He was injured in what fire officials termed a "freak accident" involving a large mowing machine at the Bear Creek gate community in Murrieta. "He's got a long road ahead," Murrieta Fire Capt. Matt Corelli said of Shobert, who he said is alert, lucid and recovering at home. "He's made a quick turn-around."