A NINE-year-old boy has died in a freak accident after being thrown from a bucking bronco ride.
Paramedics were unable to save him after being tossed from the mechanical bull and he was declared dead at the scene.
Paramedics tried to save the boy but he died at the scene [STOCK]Credit: Getty
The tragedy happened on Saturday night in the village of Lobosillo near Murcia in south-east Spain.
The alarm was sounded just after 10pm.
Witnesses described how the child was “unable to hold on well and fell against the ground”, reports ‘La Opinion de Murcia.
A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency services coordination centre confirmed his death.
“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,” he said.
The circumstances surrounding the unnamed boy’s death were not immediately on Sunday.
Lobosillo is home to just over 2,000 people and lies around 25 miles south of the regional capital Murcia.
A police police, coordinated by a local investigating magistrate, is now underway.
Last October a bride-to-be died after falling from a mechanical bucking Bronce at a rodeo bar in Sheffield, South Yorks.
Jessica Lally’s devastated mum Joan described the loss of the 26-year-old, who had been planning to marry her partner this year, as ‘heartbreaking’.
Her family went on to launch a fundraising campaign for the installation of more life-saving defibrillator equipment at public venues.
Jewellery company manager Jessica went into cardiac arrest after coming off the ride at the American-themed Bronco’s Rodeo Bar in Sheffield.
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.”