Charles S. Brashears saved an unidentified boy from being attacked by an enraged bull, Tracyton, Washington, August 19, 1961. At a rodeo a Brahma bull weighing 2000 pounds leaped over the six-foot wall of its pen at the rear of a viewing stand and ran toward where Charles, 16, schoolboy, and others had gathered at the foot of a ramp at the end of the stand. Charles herded the others up the ramp ahead of him as the bull, which earlier had broken out and damaged a parked automobile, ran about wildly and slammed into a heavy wire fence. The enraged animal then charged toward a small boy, about four years old, standing eight feet from the foot of the ramp. Charles ran 20 feet down the ramp and thence over a walkway of gravel and sawdust. He reached the boy when the bull was within 12 feet of them. Without stopping, Charles grasped the boy around the waist, turned, and ran back up the ramp with him as the bull continued charging toward them. The animal reached the foot of the ramp and stopped as mounted cowboys arrived and rode toward it. They captured the bull and returned it to its pen.
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