Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the shocking moment a bull repeatedly tramples on a 15-year-old rodeo rider after his foot got stuck in the stirrup.
Jose Alberto Enriquez Baez, a young bull rider known as ‘The Golden Child of Apatlaco’, was fatally injured during a ‘jaripeo’, a form of bull riding practiced mostly in central and southern Mexico.
The incident took place in the town of San Isidro Huilotepec in the municipality of Atlixco in the Mexican state of Puebla on Sunday evening.
The event featured a performance by the young victim, who had been practising bull riding for many years and took part in numerous events in Puebla and other states.
However, during his performance, the teen was thrown from the bull and got the spur on his boot got stuck in the stirrup.
Instead of falling to the ground and rolling out of the way, the teen rider was left dangling headfirst under the bull’s bulking body and was struck and trampled by its hind legs numerous times, as seen in the shocking footage.
The Golden Child of Apatlaco was eventually dragged free, however paramedics were not at hand to provide first aid at the scene and he was taken to the Gonzalo Rio Arronte Medical Complex in a serious condition, according to the news site Milenio.
During the early hours of Monday morning, the teenager succumbed to the head and body injuries he sustained.
The State Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that an investigation has been opened into the incident.