Bull Escapes Arena at Sisters Rodeo, Injures Three Including Sheriff’s Deputy

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Written By Angela Angela






A rodeo in Sisters, Oregon, turned chaotic on Saturday when a bull escaped the arena and ran through the event grounds, injuring three people, including a sheriff’s deputy, officials said.

Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries, according to first responders.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. PT during the final part of the bull-riding event at Sisters Rodeo. The bull jumped over the arena fence and ran out, heading back to the livestock holding pens, said a statement from Sisters Rodeo.

A video shared on social media showed the bull hitting a rodeo attendee and lifting them off the ground twice.

There were no details available on the attendee’s current condition.

“Rodeo livestock professionals quickly responded to safely contain the bull,” event organizers said. “It was secured next to the livestock holding pens by our rodeo pickup men and immediately placed into a pen.”

Lt. Jayson Janes from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office told ABC News that the sheriff’s deputy suffered a minor injury while chasing the bull after it escaped. It was not clear how the third person was injured.

The Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD, Cloverdale RFPD, rodeo staff, and local law enforcement responded immediately with first aid and care, according to event organizers.

Sisters Rodeo continued with scheduled events on Sunday as planned.

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