WATCH: Two people were gored during the third running of the bulls at Spain’s famous San Fermin festival today
The co-author of Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona – dubbed the ultimate guide to surviving Pamplona’s running of the bulls – was gored by fighting bulls.
Two people – an American and Spaniard – were gored during the third running of the bulls on Wednesday in Spain’s San Fermin festival.
While government officials said the 32-year-old American was only identified by his initials B.H., British journalist Alexander Fiske-Harrison wrote on his blog the man was his friend and co-author Bill Hillmann.
“I’ve just come back from the hospital visiting my friend – and co-author of Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona – who was gored by a suelto – loose bull – this morning in the running of the bulls in Pamplona,” wrote Fiske-Harrison. “He is in surgery now, but seemed okay, indeed happy given the amount of pain killers he was on.”
A 35-year-old Spaniard with the initials J.R.P was in serious condition after being gored in the chest, according to Navarra regional government statement.
“It was a bloody day out there today – another man in a far worse condition than Bill was gored in the chest,” wrote Fiske-Harrison.
Three other Spaniards were being treated in Pamplona hospitals for injuries sustained during the run.
With files from The Associated Press