Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:10 AM Horrifying moment reveller, 37, is gored in the neck and trampled in Spanish ... trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:10 AM Horrifying moment reveller, 37, is gored in the neck and trampled in Spanish ... trends now
Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:10 AM Horrifying moment reveller, 37, is gored in the neck and trampled in Spanish ... trends now

Tuesday 9 August 2022 11:10 AM Horrifying moment reveller, 37, is gored in the neck and trampled in Spanish ... trends now

This is the horrifying moment a Spanish reveller was left fighting for his life after being gored in the neck and trampled in a bullring at an annual festival.

The 37-year-old, named locally as Jose Ramon Bronte Les, was left haemorrhaging blood and appeared to be virtually lifeless as he dropped to his knees in his blood-stained clothes before being pulled to safety as the animal briefly paused its attack.

He was saved by an Italian cardiovascular surgeon who was on holiday and happened to be among the spectators watching the event.

The specialist medic reportedly offered to perform an emergency operation at the scene and was able to stem the haemorrhaging with other emergency responders before the injured man was rushed to hospital. 

The drama happened on Sunday evening at a bullring in the town of Arguedas an hour's drive south of Pamplona in northern Spain.

The animal that charged Jose Ramon was a young heifer, which are often used in Spanish festivals because they are less dangerous than bulls and baby bulls but are faster and can still do a lot of damage with their horns.

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This is the horrifying moment a Spanish reveller was left fighting for his life after being gored in the neck by a heifer at an annual festival

This is the horrifying moment a Spanish reveller was left fighting for his life after being gored in the neck by a heifer at an annual festival

The reveller was knocked to the ground from behind after taking part in a Pamplona-style Running of the Bulls event through the streets of Arguedas as the animals entered the bullring.

Spectators could be heard screaming with horror as the heifer, called a vaquilla in Spanish, pushed its target up against the walls of the bullring and continued to dig its horns into his flesh.

With blood pouring from his neck, the man is shown trying to get to his feet. However, he appears too weak to do so, and is seen limply sitting in the dirt. 

Footage of the final seconds of the drama showed two men pulling him out of the reach of the animal by lifting him up by his T-shirt.

Local reports said the hero Italian surgeon, identified only by his first name Efren, helped to stabilise the injured man and travelled with him and other emergency responders in the back of the ambulance after offering to operate on him.

Jose Ramon, whose condition has been described as 'serious but stable', is already said to have thanked the man who saved him after starting to breathe unaided at Reina Sofia Hospital in Tudela and receiving his first visits from relatives.

Efren, who was camping in Arguedas during his stopover en-route to Portugal, has declined requests for interviews and was on Tuesday believed to have left town for his final holiday destination.

Pictured: The heifer continues its attack on the man

Pictured: The heifer continues its attack on the man, who is seen bleeding on the floor

The 37-year-old, named locally as Jose Ramon Bronte Les, was left haemorrhaging blood and appeared to be virtually lifeless as he dropped to his knees in his blood-stained clothes before being pulled to safety as the animal briefly paused its attack

The man (pictured on the ground) was saved by an Italian cardiovascular surgeon who was on holiday and happened to be among the spectators watching the event

The man (pictured on the ground) was saved by an Italian cardiovascular surgeon who was on holiday

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