‘Huge adrenaline rush’: Aussie describes being gored by bull in Spain
An Aussie who was gored while participating in the running of the bulls in northern Spain has described the moment he realised something had gone terribly wrong.
Thousands of people flock to Pamplona every year to participate in the event, held as part of the San Fermin festival.
The bulls are released on the streets of the city to chase the revellers, and have already injured more than 500 people this year.
30-year-old Josh from Newcastle is one of the unlucky participants who came off second best to the bulls.
He spoke to Ben Fordham from his hospital bed in Spain, telling him he was gored below his left buttock, resulting in a 17cm deep wound.
Josh says it was a “huge adrenaline rush” running with the bulls, and he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“The second day I wasn’t gonna do it, I was actually just gonna go and spectate. But it got the better of me, so I went and did it again and just, unfortunately, got in the path of one.
“There was nothing I could do, it all happened very quickly.”
But he says he’s happy to take responsibility for his injuries.
“I could wait for the GoFundMe page but my name’s not Israel Folau mate, I can cover my own bloody stupidity.”
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