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Bull rider critically injured at Hamilton County fairgrounds, police said

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 22:16:35-04

CINCINNATI — A bull rider was critically injured Saturday evening at the Hamilton County fairgrounds, according to police on the scene.

He was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries.

Lt. Augusta McMullen with the Cincinnati Fire Department said the man, estimated to be about 35-40 years old, was severely injured by a bull while trying to get the bull back into its pen. McMullen said the rider suffered blunt force injury to "torso and cranial area," and confirmed he was not gored by the bull, but couldn't say how specifically the man received the injuries.

The bull rider has not been identified.

The space at the fairgrounds where the bull rider was injured was being rented for a private party when the incident occurred, according to officers on scene.

Hamilton County fairgrounds officials have so far declined to comment. Others on scene involved in the private event also refused to comment.

This is a developing story, WCPO will update as more information becomes available.