Injured cowboy

Cole Lewis is thrown from a bucking bronc Friday night during the Ranch Rodeo at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot.

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BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot cowboy was seriously injured and transported to the hospital Friday night after landing awkwardly when he was thrown from a horse during a saddle bronc event at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.

In response to a post on the Life In Blackfoot Facebook page, Cole Lewis said he suffered a broken neck and an injury to the T6 thoracic vertebrae in his back, located just below the level of the shoulder blades, as well as a bruised sternum and a "pretty good bump on my head" after a bad get-off in the ranch broncs event.

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