Campdrafting competitor dies from injuries

Campdrafting in Australia. File image Bidgee
Campdrafting in Australia. (File image © Bidgee)

A man has died from injuries suffered in a campdrafting accident at the Gin Gin showgrounds in southern Queensland.

Mark Elliot, 21, from Biggenden, southwest of Bundaberg, died in a Brisbane hospital from his injuries.

He was thrown from his horse while competing on Sunday at a campdraft event at the showgrounds.

Police in Bundaberg will present a report on the accident to the local coroner.

Australian Campdraft Association president Sean Dillon offered condolences to the family of  Elliot, who was a member of the association.

“The thoughts and prayers of the campdrafting community are with the family at this traumatic stage,” Dillon said.

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