Boy, 9, killed after being thrown off mechanical bull in freak accident

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    A boy has been killed in Spain after he was thrown from a mechanical bull and "fell against the ground".

    The child was killed when he went into cardiac arrest after falling from the bucking-bull ride.

    Medical responders were on hand but were tragically not able to save him.

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    The incident took place on Saturday night (October 8) in Lobosillo near Murcia in southeast Spain.

    Confirming his death, a regional government-run emergency services coordination centre spokesperson said: “Emergency health responders were unable to save the life of a nine-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest after falling from a mechanical bull in the Murcian village of Lobosillo."

    As morning came today, (October 9) the details of the boy’s death were still not clear.

    The incident took place at around 10pm in the small town of Lobosillo, around 25 miles south of Murcia.

    Local authorities are now investigating the incident.

    According to the Spanish outlet 'La Opinion de Murcia, a witness explained the boy hadn’t been "unable to hold on well and fell against the ground".

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    Deaths from bucking bulls are not unheard of.

    In the UK last year a bride-to-be died in Sheffield, South Yorkshire after she fell from a mechanical bucking Bronce at a rodeo bar.

    Jessica Lally, 26, left behind devastated loved ones, including her partner she was due to marry that year.

    A spokesperson for the venue said after news of the tragedy emerged said: “There was an incident involving a young lady in our venue who after receiving medical help, sadly passed away.

    “She passed all of our safety checks before mounting the bull. She then very quickly after the ride started appeared to have lost consciousness sliding off under her own body weight.

    “The bull was going for a matter of seconds while it was moving on the slowest speed. This speed is mainly used for photos and isn’t fast enough for people to fall off normally.”

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