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Florida Rep. Greg Steube out of hospital after accident at home

Steube, a Republican, was hospitalized last week with serious injuries after he was knocked about 25 feet off a ladder while cutting trees on his Sarasota property, his office said.
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., attends a House Oversight and Reform Committee business meeting on Jan. 29, 2019.
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., attends a House Oversight and Reform Committee business meeting on Jan. 29, 2019.Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images file
/ Source: The Associated Press

SARASOTA, Fla. — A U.S. congressman from Florida who was seriously injured in a tree-trimming accident in Sarasota said Saturday he has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., said in an evening tweet that he remains “endlessly blessed by the prayers and support from our friends, family, and community.”

He added that his office “will provide updates next week on how my recovery will impact my return to Washington.”

On Thursday a tweet posted to the congressman’s official profile said Steube had been “knocked approximately 25 feet down off a ladder while cutting tree limbs on his Sarasota property” the previous day.

A separate tweet said then that he had spent the night in the ICU after sustaining several injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. An individual witnessed the fall and called 911, the account said.

Steube also thanked staffers at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Saturday “for the excellent care” he received.

Steube was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 and just began his third term. He represents all of Sarasota and Charlotte counties and part of Lee County.