Paramedics responded to a cardiac arrest call for a rider named Denim Bradshaw, 14. Who died after riding a bull at a rodeo, officials said.
A 14-year-old boy has died after riding a bull at a rodeo for the first time and succumbing to cardiac arrest. Officials and his family said.
The rider, identified on Facebook by event organizers. As Denim Bradshaw, died Saturday while riding a bull. At the Rafter K Rodeo Winter Series at American Legion Post 290 in King. North Carolina, officials said.
His sister wrote on a GoFundMe page for his funeral expenses that it was the first bull he ever rode in a rodeo.
Emergency personnel responded to a cardiac arrest call around 8:24 p.m. local time. Stokes County Emergency Services Director Brandon Gentry told TTN affiliate WRAL in Raleigh. Denim was riding a bull when he suffered a cardiac arrest and later died at the hospital, Gentry said.
It is not clear what causes the health emergency.
Rafter K. “This is a tragic event and words cannot describe the pain felt by this loss,” Rodeo Co. wrote on Facebook.
Denim’s mother, Shannon Bowman, shared her heartbreak on Facebook on Sunday. “Last night was the longest night of my life!!” she wrote. “My beautiful handsome 14 year old son has gone to be with the Lord!
“DENIM BABY YOU DID IT!!” He continued. “You did it!! I am so proud of your bravery and your courage! I will love and miss you so much my lil cowboy and I know God will take care of you.”
A GoFundMe page that appears to have been set up by his sister, Persephone Bowman. Shares more details about his life, including his dream of becoming a police officer.
“Denim entered the world of bull riding and fell in love. Boots, cowboy hats, and those big belt buckles–she loved them all,” her sister wrote.