A mother is sad because her son died on Saturday at a rodeo in North Carolina. He had never ridden a bull before. On Saturday, a 14-year-old boy named Denim Bradshaw was killed while competing in King, North Carolina, which is about 15 miles northwest of Winston-Salem.
Fox News says that just before 8:30 p.m., EMS from Stokes County was called to the rodeo because someone had a heart attack. On Monday night, PEOPLE asked Stokes County EMS for a comment, but they didn’t answer right away.
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Now, getting back to our article, witnesses say the teenager was dropped down into the chute and put on top of the bull. But before the doors opened, the bull bucked twice, sending Denim to the ground and under the animal’s hooves, WFMY News says.
Even though paramedics did everything they could, the teenager died. Shannon Bowman, Denim’s heartbroken mother, wrote on Facebook that he had died.
“My beautiful handsome 14-year-old son had went to be with the lord! I awoke in a nightmare for the rest of my life!”
– Bowman wrote.
“I hate myself for this call but he was loving every second of it I never seen him so happy as I had seen him last night before his departure.”
“My lil cowboy I will love and miss you so much and I know God will take care of you”
– she wrote.
Denim’s sister set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to pay for the funeral.
“No one expects to lose such a young soul, and we were not prepared”
– Persephone Bowman wrote.
“Denim adventured into the world of bull riding and fell in love. The boots, the cowboy hats, and those big belt buckles — he loved it all”
– Persephone added on the GoFundMe.
Denim, she said, had “a sparkle in his eye and a smile on his face” that lit up the room.
“He got to ride his first bull on January 28th, and his excitement was palpable. None of us could believe that this first ride would cause his death, and we are beyond devastated”
– his sister wrote.
“Our sweet 14-year-old boy lost his life during what was the most exciting moment of his short life, and we are now lost without him.”
On Sunday, the company that put on the rodeo, Rafter K Rodeo Company, LLC posted on Facebook that the company was saddened by the death.
“Our sport is truly a family and we are so thankful for everyone that was there to help”
– the rodeo company said.
“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.”