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Campdrafting injury reinforces the need for safety

SLOWLY IMPROVING: Graeme Acton, pictured riding in the Nebo ACA finals in April, is in a critical condition after a campdrafting accident on Friday.
SLOWLY IMPROVING: Graeme Acton, pictured riding in the Nebo ACA finals in April, is in a critical condition after a campdrafting accident on Friday. Jodie Humble

AFTER witnessing the horrible accident that left Graeme Acton in a critical condition, Russell Smith thought the CQ grazier was dead.

The Marlborough Campdrafting Committee president was the first person to reach him after he fell from his horse at the Clarke Creek Campdraft on Friday, leaving him with critical injuries.

Graeme is currently on life support in a critical but stable condition at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

The tragedy has only reinforced Russell's campaign to have ambulances subsidised for these kind of events.

The critical service can cost thousands of dollars to hire for an event.

For the full story see The Rural Weekly tomorrow.

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