Rep. Greg Steube spent Wednesday night in a Florida intensive care unit after suffering several serious injuries in an approximately 25-foot-fall from a ladder on his property, according to a Thursday update from his office.
The incident occurred Wednesday at the Florida Republican’s property in Sarasota while he was “cutting tree limbs,” according to his office. The injuries remain under assessment, his office added, but are not viewed as life-threatening “at this time.”
“He is making progress and in good spirits,” a tweet from his official account said. “We are thankful to the individual who witnessed the fall and immediately called 911, as well as Sarasota County’s Emergency Services for their quick response and transportation.”
His office said later Thursday he left intensive care, but remained hospitalized. “We will have more to say as details become clear about the timeline for his recovery,” it said.
Other lawmakers extended well-wishes and hopes for a quick recovery in light of the injuries.
“Glad to hear injuries aren’t life threatening – praying they stay that way and you will have smooth and speedy recovery,” Rep. Daniel Webster, a fellow Florida Republican, wrote on Thursday.
The 44-year-old lawmaker has represented his district, which includes Sarasota County, since 2019. He previously spent eight years in the Florida statehouse, and he served in the U.S. Army from 2004 to 2008.
Stuebe has served on the House Judiciary and House Foreign Affairs committees.