A man is recovering in Canberra Hospital after being thrown from a bull at the Taralga Rodeo on Tuesday (not depicted in this unrelated photo by Louise Thrower).A man is recovering in Canberra Hospital after being thrown from a bull at the Taralga Rodeo.
The Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter arrived at the Taralga Showground at 4.45pm Tuesday to airlift the man, aged in his twenties.
He was taken to Canberra Hospital’s emergency department with trauma-related injuries, a helicopter spokeswoman confirmed.
Rodeo secretary Lara Miller told the Post the bull trod on him after the man was thrown from the animal.
He had suspected back or kidney injuries, she said.
Onsite paramedics notified the helicopter service.
The man was originally from Goulburn but lives at Nerriga.
A Canberra Hospital spokeswoman said he was in a stable condition.
Mrs Miller said paramedics were stationed fulltime at the rodeo on Sunday, and on previous days’ events, St John’s Ambulance officers were on hand.
On Saturday, a young girl suffered minor injuries when a horse tripped in the main arena and fell on top of her. She was flown to Liverpool Hospital for precautionary treatment.
Mrs Miller said the three days of events had been very successful with crowd and competitor numbers matching previous years.
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