Deputy fatally shoots bull that trampled rancher

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 3:56 PM

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida deputy shot and killed a bull after it trampled a rancher.

Treasure Coasts Newspapers ( ) reports that the 24-year-old man called 911 Monday morning, telling dispatchers that the bull had injured him and was pushing him into a pond.

A Martin County Sheriff's Office report says deputies responded to the Indiantown pasture and found a black bull standing over a large pond. A sheriff's sergeant shot the bull three times, killing it.

Deputies found the injured man in the pond. He told deputies the bull stomped on his body and head.

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Authorities say the man was airlifted to a Fort Pierce hospital. His condition wasn't immediately known.


Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News,