North Carolina: Boy dies after being thrown and kicked by bull
A 14-year-old boy who was riding a bull during a rodeo was thrown and kicked by the animal and died.
Denim Bradshaw was unconscious in the ring at a rodeo in North Carolina.
He loved bull riding and enjoyed the sport to his last moments, his mother Shannon Bowman shared on Facebook.
“I hate myself for that call but he loved every second of it. I’ve never seen him happier than he was last night before he left,” Bowman wrote.
‘Denim baby you did it!! You did that!! I am so proud of your bravery and courage! My little cowboy, I will love and miss you so much and I know that God will take care of you.’
The mother added that ‘For the sake of your bullriding friends, emt should be there in this sport!’ and that Denim’s ride was a little too long.
A Stokes County emergency responder responded to a report of a drive-in cardiac arrest at American Legion Post 290 in King around 8:24 p.m. Saturday.
Members of the King Fire Department assigned to be on call at the rodeo were already administering first aid to Denim when the county emergency crew arrived. Circuit workers transported the injured denim to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“He was one of the participants when this happened,” Brandon Gentry, Stokes County’s chief of emergency management, told the Winston-Salem Journal. “He was riding a bull and was thrown off.”
Amanda Paquette, the mother of another boy who attended the rodeo, told WFMY News 2 that she saw the bull stomp on Denim’s chest.
Action at the rodeo, which had been held on Saturdays at the American Legion for many years, was halted when Denim provided emergency relief.
The rodeo company wrote on Facebook that “words cannot describe the pain this loss” felt at the “tragic event.”
“Our sport is truly a family and we are so grateful to everyone who was there to help,” the rodeo stated.
Bowman expressed her gratitude for her prayers and for her daughter, who was raising funds and found Denim “an awful but beautiful red coffin that I’m almost certain would have chosen for himself if he had.” !“.
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