A South Florida man was among three people gored Monday while participating in the running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermin Festival in Spain.
A bull pierced the calf of a 25-year-old Sunrise man while he was in the ring, People reported.
The man’s name wasn’t released, only his initials, M.T., according to CBS News.
Two 29-year-old Spanish men — one in the ring, the other on the street — were also gored by a bull.
Three other people were bruised from falls Monday and nobody — including those gored — suffered serious injuries, according to ABC News.
A fourth person was gored in the arm during a bull run Tuesday, WFLA reported.
Monday’s bull run involved animals from the Cebada Gago bull ranch, which are specially bred for fighting. These aggressive animals are considered to be some of the most dangerous in the San Fermin Festival, having gored 56 runners in the past three decades, reports said.
Eight people were gored in 2019, the last festival before a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sixteen people have died in Pamplona’s bull runs since 1910, with the last death in 2009, according to the Associated Press.
This is the first year the festival, which was canceled in 2020 and 2021, was held since the start of the pandemic. The 2022 event started July 7 and runs through Thursday. During this time, eight bull runs will take place.
Tens of thousands of visitors come to the Pamplona festival, which was featured in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.” The adrenaline rush of the morning bull run is followed by partying throughout the day and night, AP said.
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