‘Worst injury’ scare at Merbein rodeo

Tasmanian rider Shayleigh Ingelse in the Merbein Community Rodeo’s barrel race. Picture: Ben Gross

Tasmanian rider Shayleigh Ingelse in the Merbein Community Rodeo’s barrel race. Picture: Ben Gross

CROWD members at the Merbein Community Rodeo were left on the edge of their seats when rider Ben Atkins was thrown from a bull and kicked in the face.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the bull rider was taken to the Mildura Base Hospital Saturday evening by ambulance in a serious but stable condition.

He sustained facial and abdominal injuries.

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