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Bulls seriously injure man in Butler Co., MO

Bob Newcomb remains in critical condition at a St. Louis hospital almost a week after two bulls injured him. (Source: GoFundMe) Bob Newcomb remains in critical condition at a St. Louis hospital almost a week after two bulls injured him. (Source: GoFundMe)
BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

The attempt in trying to a take bull off to market in Butler County, Missouri went terribly wrong on Friday, Aug. 10.

According to Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs, two bulls became aggressive when the owner was trying to load one of the cows to take it to a livestock sale.

Deputies responded to the scene around 9:30 a.m. where the owner, 74-year-old Bob Newcomb, was reportedly getting attacked by the two bulls in a loading pen.

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According to Newcomb's daughter, he was trying to close a panel on the trailer to lock them in when the bulls kicked the panel, knocked him out of the trailer onto the ground and started to fight on top of him.

Newcomb was flown to a Cape Girardeau hospital and then transported to a St. Louis hospital in serious condition.

Almost a week later, he remains in critical condition at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is on a ventilator.

Unfortunately, he can't talk but he is aware of everything and can recognize his family.

He suffered 16 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The bull stepped on his back and broke it in two places. 

A GoFundMe account has been created for medical expenses, gas, and lodging for Newcomb and his family during his recovery.

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