Riley Jinks

CASTOR, La. – A 16-year-old Castor High student died Sunday in a horse riding accident, Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance said Monday.

Riley Jinks was riding with other people shortly before 7 p.m. in the 400 block of New Ramah Road south of Castor when his horse bucked him off then kicked him in the chest, Ballance said.

First-responders who arrived on the scene began CPR until Advanced Ambulance got there. Jinks was taken to Minden Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 8:30 p.m., Ballance said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jinks-Kennedy families following the tragic death of their beloved Riley. We will also be in prayer for Riley's Castor High School family. May God bless,” states a post on the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Facebook page.

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