No charges filed after man is gored by bull while 2 others involved in altercation in Old Iron Town

An Iron County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle sits off-duty behind the department in Cedar City, Utah, May 8, 2024 | Photo by Haven Scott, St. George / Cedar City News

IRON COUNTY — A man was transported to the hospital via an ambulance after getting gored by a bull in Old Iron Town on Tuesday.

According to a press release from Lt. Dave Mitchell of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, officials responded to Old Iron Town after receiving a report about an incident with a bull and a physical altercation between two men.

Upon arrival, deputies found that one man had indeed been gored by a bull and two other men were involved in an altercation.

Gold Cross Ambulance personnel arrived and Life Flight services were initially requested for the individual who had been gored.

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But after assessing the victim’s condition, responders decided that the individual could be transported by ground ambulance and Life Flight was not needed.

The two men involved in the altercation opted not to press charges.

The bull’s owner was located. Subsequently, the bull was removed from populated areas, the news release said.

Upon clearing the call, the deputies took no further action.

In the release,  the Iron County Sheriff’s Office extended its gratitude to all emergency responders and individuals involved for their cooperation and quick resolution of the incident.

They also emphasized the importance of exercising caution around animals and reporting any related incidents to the appropriate authorities.

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