92.9fm LOCAL NEWS

  • 92.9fm Newsroom

Rodeo accident claims life of ‘diamond in the rough’ Bruce Green


Bruce 'Greenie' Green remebered as a diamond in the rough, after freak accident claims his life, Supplied: ABCRA

A ‘freak accident’ at Tamworth’s Saturday night rodeo event has claimed the life of valued industry professional Bruce ‘Greenie’ Green.


Mr Green, 62, from Grafton, was a long time Board Member of the Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association and is said to have given himself selflessly to his mates, family and the sport of rodeo and Campdraft.


On Saturday 23rd January Mr Green was working as a yardman at a rodeo roundup event being held at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre in Tamworth.


Shortly after 9 pm, Mr Green was critically injured after a bull charged at him in front of the stadium crowd.


NSW Paramedics confirmed they sent four crews to the scene who arrived within 8 minutes of the first call.


The paramedics treated Mr Green after he went into cardiac arrest before transporting him to Tamworth Hospital for further treatment where he later died.


ABCRA, the event organisers, released a statement sending their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Green, describing him as “a diamond in the rough” who was generous in every way.


Oxley Police District have confirmed they are conducting inquiries into the circumstances surrounding Mr Green’s death and a report is being prepared for the coroner.


92.9FM acknowledges the Kamilaroi people as the traditional custodians of the land we work on. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and of the future.

QUICK LINKS

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • PODCASTS

92.9FM TAMWORTH

442-445 Goonoo Goonoo Road

Tamworth NSW 2340

©2020  - 92.9FM
Tamworth Radio Development Co Pty Ltd

Across the road from the Golden Guitar