Well-known bullring performer Daniel Gonzalez Arriba, 30, is fatally gored on his neck at a Spanish festival

A well-known bullring performer is fatally gored in the neck at a Spanish festival

A well-known bullring performer is fatally gored in the neck during the Spanish festival after slipping into the path of the bull after taunting him… then falling from a guardrail

  • Daniel Gonzalez Arriba, 30, was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead
  • Dramatic footage shows the bull running towards him as he loses his balance
  • Several people have been killed this year at festivals involving bulls in Spain

This is the horror moment a reveler is killed after falling into the path of an enraged bull while trying to get to safety.

The 30-year-old was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival after sustaining a series of bloody injuries, including one to his neck.

Footage from the drama showed the bull heading towards him as he lost his balance as he tried to scale a fence and found himself at his mercy on the ground.

He used to work with bulls and became known in the region as a so-called recortador.

He was diagnosed with seven broken ribs and one of the blows he suffered allegedly penetrated one of his lungs and caused a pool of blood that ultimately claimed his life.

Seconds earlier, he had passed the animal after dropping his coat in front of him to distract him. The tragedy happened on Saturday night in Navalcarnero near Madrid during an event known as an encierro in which bulls are let loose in the streets.

The dead man was named Daniel Gonzalez Arribas.

He used to work with bulls and became known in the region as a so-called recortador. It is the name given in Spanish to men who use their bodies to dodge bulls running towards them in bullrings by performing leaps, somersaults and other acrobatic feats.

His friend Ricardo Otero said in an online tribute: “A boy let us do what he loved the most. He was just a boy but he was also a brave person and a friend rarely found these days, someone who was always ready to help others who might be in danger.

Seconds earlier he had passed the animal after dropping his coat in front of him to distract him

Footage of the drama showed the bull heading towards him as he lost his balance as he tried to scale a fence and found himself at his mercy on the ground.

He used to work with bulls and became known in the region as a so-called recortador. It is the name given in Spanish to men who use their bodies to dodge bulls running towards them in bullrings by performing leaps, somersaults and other acrobatic feats.

The local town hall said at the time it had declared a day of mourning after learning of the man's death

Last Monday, a man was seriously injured during a festival in the Portuguese village of Reguengo

On July 20, a 56-year-old man was confirmed to have lost his fight for life in hospital after being rushed to intensive care with head and blood injuries.

Several people have already been killed this year at festivals involving bulls in Spain. Three of the victims died in just 24 hours in July.

On July 20, a 56-year-old man was confirmed to have lost his fight for life in hospital after being rushed to intensive care with head and gore injuries on July 12 during a an event in Picassent near the east coast town of Valencia.

The local town hall said at the time that it had declared a day of mourning after learning of the man’s death.

On July 19, it emerged that a 50-year-old man named Josep Antoni Garcia Arnau had died at another hospital in Valencia from injuries he sustained after being knocked down by a bull during a festival in Meliana , a 40-minute drive north of Picassent.

He was diagnosed with seven broken ribs and one of the blows he suffered is said to have penetrated one of his lungs and caused a pool of blood that would ultimately cost him his life. Around the same time, a 64-year-old Frenchman was confirmed to have died in hospital nine days after being gored at an annual festival in Pedreguer on the Costa Blanca, half an hour from road to Moraira.

The three men had taken part in annual events known locally as Bous Al Carrer, which literally means Bulls on the Street.

Last Monday, a man was seriously injured during a festival in the Portuguese village of Reguengo. Horrifying footage showed a half-tonne bull kicking him in the face as he was pulled from the area after being left on the streets during an annual festival.

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A well-known bullring performer is fatally gored in the neck at a Spanish festival

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