UPDATED - EAGLEVILLE, TN - WGNS has more news on a bull attack that took place Wednesday in the Eagleville area. The man who was attacked by a Scottish Highland bull died Wednesday, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy said. 55-Year-old Joseph Young of the Chapel Hill area died after the bull attacked him near Eagleville, said Deputy Jared Keith. The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Sheriff’s Cpl. Jamie Bailey said witnesses heard Young yelling, “Get back, get back” while he was inside a barn on Allisona Road. Keith and EMS Supervisor Mike Johnson yelled at the aggressive bull to draw attention away from Young.
“The bull then charged Deputy Keith and Supervisor Johnson,” Bailey said. “That’s when Deputy Keith discharged his Sheriff’s Office rifle and put the cow down.” Johnson and Bailey carried the man to the ambulance for treatment. On the scene, a LifeFlight helicopter was called-in and after the patient was loaded onto the aircraft, the pilot flew Mr. Young to a hospital where he died.