A makeshift bullfighter is in the hospital in serious condition after being hit by a bull of about 1300 pounds. The incident occurred on Saturday at 10:05 pm, within the circle of Guácimo Pocora bulls in Limon. The victim was identified as Carlos Eduardo Vargas Sancho, 47 year-old resident of Palmares, Alajuela.
The improvised was taken by the Red Cross hospital Guápiles Guácimo in delicate condition due to the beatings.
“The bullfighter suffered blows to the skull, thorax and abdomen,” said Luis Zamora cruzrojista.
The lifeguard said, apparently, Vargas was distracted with a cell phone when he was near the gate where the bulls come into the ring.
“When the man realized that the bull had left the manga, it was too late, in front of him and could not flee,” said Zamora.
Apparently, the animal jumped into the improvised matador against the wooden barrier and then rammed it into the sand several times.
The other bullfighters who were participating in the task tried to distract the animal, and it was thus able to stop beating Vargas.
Zamora said another improvised matador, identified as Rodolfo Vindas Rivera, was also beaten by the animal.”This one was wounded in the lower lip and lost two teeth,” he said.