NORTON — A man has died as the result of a bull riding accident.

The incident happened Wednesday evening at the New England Rodeo on North Washington Street in Norton.

According to ABC-6, the man who died was 35-year-old Evaldo DeSilva of Brazil. The report says DeSilva was riding a bull and wearing protective gear. Witnesses say he fell to the ground and then was stepped on by the animal.

DeSilva was taken to Rhode Island Hospital by the Norton Fire Department where he later died. DeSilva had reportedly been living in Fall River for the past year.

Police say they are investigating the incident but it appears to be a tragic accident and that no foul play was involved.

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