Matt Case - June 10th, 2024 - 6:47am PDT 

    Bull Escapes, Injures Three at Sisters Rodeo in Oregon

    SISTERS, Ore.  — A bull escaped the arena at the Sisters Rodeo in Oregon on Saturday night, injuring at least three people as it ran through the fairgrounds.

    Footage posted on social media shows the bull launching into a concession area and tossing one person head over heels. The individual, struck head-first, was sent flying in a scene that quickly garnered widespread attention online.

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    Rodeo, known for its inherent risks, seldom experiences such events. “These types of incidents are extremely rare,” said Brian Witt, spokesperson for the Sisters Rodeo.

    The Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District reported that the individual most critically injured was released from medical care by Sunday morning and was even able to attend the rodeo's buckaroo breakfast later that day.

    The Sisters Rodeo Association issued a statement detailing the incident:

    "On Saturday, June 8, 2024, during the final section of the bull riding event at the Sisters Rodeo, a bull jumped a fence. The rodeo announcer immediately activated the emergency response plan. The bull ran out through the rodeo grounds and back to the livestock holding pens. Rodeo livestock professionals quickly responded to safely contain the bull. It was secured next to the livestock holding pens by our rodeo pickup men and immediately placed into a pen. The Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD, and Cloverdale RFPD, rodeo staff and local law enforcement responded immediately with first aid and care. First responders confirmed that three persons were injured as a direct result of the bull; two of whom were transported to a local hospital.

    We wish the best to all affected. The safety of our fans is our highest priority and we appreciate their support."

    The event highlights the unpredictable nature of rodeo sports despite stringent safety measures.