Man hurt at rodeo
A MAN remains in Bundaberg Hospital after a bull escaped from its gate at the Apple Tree Creek Rodeo leaving an event worker with a fractured skull and punctured lung.
Rodeo sub-committee chair Doug Schofield said the injured man was 58-year-old penciller Greg Brown, from Beaudesert.
Mr Schofield said Mr Brown was standing in the ring with the judges and other event workers when the gate of the chute became lose and the bull escaped.
He said bulls were never normally let out until a rider was on them or those in the ring were informed.
Mr Schofield said if a bull were to be in the ring unexpectedly, a worker would yell out “turn out”.
“But it was purely an accident that the bull was out,” Mr Schofield said.
The injured man was transferred to Bundaberg Hospital on Saturday where he remains in a now stable condition.
A spokesman for the hospital yesterday said the man remained “under observation”.
Kathleen Vaughan, of the Isis District P.A & I Society declined comment on the incident and referred the comment to Pearl Bougoure of the Central Rodeo and Cowboy Association (CRCA).
Ms Bougoure said she did not attend the event and also declined comment.