Catherine Lane

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A 14 year old North Carolina teenager lost his life while competing in a local rodeo. According to the Winston Salem Journal, the teenager was bull riding when it happened.  Officials say he died of cardiac arrest.

It all took place at the American Legion Post 290 in King, North Carolina.  He was reportedly thrown from the bull and his heart stopped.  Brandon Gentry, the emergency management director in Stokes county reportedly confirmed he was one of the participants in the bull riding competition and was thrown.  Aid was given to the boy and then he was transferred to Atrium Health Wake Forrest Baptist hospital where he was declared dead.

The boy’s mother Shannon Bowman shared on social media that he son was her “lil cowboy” and she is proud of his courage and bravery.  She added that nothing made her son more happy than being able to compete in the rodeo.  To learn more get details from the Winston Salem Journal.

From Facebook:

Everyone here at Rafter K Rodeo Company, LLC would like to give our sincere condolences to the family and friends of bull rider, Denim Bradshaw. Our sport is truly a family and we are so thankful for everyone that was there to help. We are thankful for our on site EMT’s, paramedics and law enforcement that work so hard to care for the cowboys. This is a tragic event and words cannot describe the pain felt by this loss. We ask everyone to come together and pray for his family for comfort and healing in this difficult time.