Bull rider dies after incident in Fresno’s Save Mart Center

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Brazilian bull rider Amadeau Campos Silva passed away following an incident during the Velocity Tour event in Fresno Sunday, according to a statement from the CEO of the Professional Bull Riders association.

In a post on Twitter, Sean Gleason confirmed that Amadeu Campos Silva was injured during the tour event on Sunday at the Save Mart Center and transported to an area hospital where he passed away.

According to the Professional Bull Riders association, the 22-year-old rider’s spur was caught in the flank rope, he was caught under the bull who then stepped on his chest.

PBR is scheduled to return to the Save Mart Center in March 2022.

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