Keep former Senator George McGovern and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Former South Dakota senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. after falling and hitting his head in Mitchell.
McGovern, 89, was scheduled to appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of his presidential campaign when the accident occurred, shortly before 7 p.m. central time. McGovern was walking to the set at Dakota Wesleyan University when he tripped, according to his daughter, Ann.
?It could be very serious,? she said.
Don Simmons, the executive director of the McGovern Center at Dakota Wesleyan University, said the fall was not just ?a minor spill.?
?About 10 feet from the door he slipped and fell and hit his head,? Simmons said. ?He was bleeding pretty heavily.?