PHOTOS OF PAMPLONA BULL RUN 2013: AMERICAN STUDENT PATRICK ECCLES, 20, GORED BY A BULL IN A STOMACH AND HAD HIS SPLEEN REMOVED

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Pictured: The architect student, 20, who was horrifically gored during Pamplona bull run and has had to have his spleen removed

  • Patrick Eccles, 20, was gored in the stomach and had his spleen removed
  • A 42-year-old Spaniard was left with arm injuries
  • Most bloody attack was 31-year-old gored twice in the groin and once in the leg

By Gerard Couzens and Louise Boyle DailyMail  PUBLISHED: 12 July 2013

Patrick Eccles, who studies architecture and business, was gored in the stomach on Friday morning by the half-ton beast. Today was the bloodiest day of the annual festival after Mr Eccles, from Logan, was seriously injured along with two Spaniards as people ran through the town’s cobbled streets being hotly pursued by bulls. 

Horrifying pictures show the American tourist, dressed in traditional white with a red scarf, being pierced in the stomach by a bull’s horn as he screams in pain.

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Agony: Patrick Eccles, a 20-year-old American, was gored in the stomach on Friday during the annual Running of the Bulls in PamplonaAgony: Patrick Eccles, a 20-year-old American, was gored in the stomach on Friday during the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

 

 
Thrill-seeker: The 20-year-old architecture student from Utah is having his spleen removed following his horrific injuriesThrill-seeker: The 20-year-old architecture student from Utah is having his spleen removed following his horrific injuries

 

 
Vicious: Mr Eccles winces in pain as he is gored by a bull - six people in total were taken to hospital after today's runVicious: Mr Eccles winces in pain as he is gored by a bull – six people in total were taken to hospital after today’s run

 

 
Tourist trap: Eccles, right, was studying abroad in Spain when he decided to take part in the annual Running of the BullsTourist trap: Eccles, right, was studying abroad in Spain when he decided to take part in the annual Running of the Bulls

 

Mr Eccles was studying abroad in Spain but not as part of a university program, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

According to the Utah University‘s website graduated from Logan High School where he was a member of the football team.

He was rushed to Navarra Hospital where doctor’s discovered that the bull’s horn had pierced his abdominal cavity and punctured the organ. His condition was reported as stable.

Mr Eccles and a second American, aged 48 and thought to have suffered head injuries, were both in hospital.

Six people in total were taken to hospital after today’s run, the sixth of eight.

The gorings were the first of this year’s festival, in which just 15 runners had been taken to hospital over the first five days.

A 42-year-old Spaniard also had his arm punctured on Friday but the most terrifying moments occurred when a lone bull became separated from the pack and attacked a second Spanish runner as he lay helpless on the ground after being mown down by the animal and tripping in front of it.

The half-ton beast gored the 31-year-old twice in the groin and once in the leg.

 
Grimace in pain: Red Cross personnel look after Eccles who took part as a runner or 'mozo' after he was gored by a bull Grimace in pain: Red Cross personnel look after Eccles who took part as a runner or ‘mozo’ after he was gored by a bull

 

 
Emergency: Red Cross personnel carry a runner on a stretcher to receive treatment after being gored Emergency: The student is taken away on a stretcher to receive treatment after being gored and later had his spleen removed

 

 
Off on an adventure: Eccles has posted various pictures during his trip abroad including his 'trail-running flip-flops' Off on an adventure: Eccles has posted various pictures during his trip abroad including his ‘trail-running flip-flops’

 

Dramatic TV pictures showed him being lifted in the air on the animal’s horns with his trousers round his ankles.

Other runners tried to distract the animal by grabbing its tail and waving newspapers at it. But a friend was only able to drag him away after more than half a minute of terror.

 The injured man, from the eastern Spanish province of Castellon between Barcelona and Alicante, was undergoing an emergency operation this morning.

His condition was described as ‘serious.’

 
Horrifying:Horrifying: Three people were gored today on the bloodiest day of the famous Spanish Running of the Bulls festival so far this year

 

 
Menacing: Menacing: The runner gets tossed in the air by an El Pilar fighting bull after getting gored on Estafeta street during the sixth running of the bull

 

 
Trapped: The man is caught between the horns of an El Pilar fighting bull after being gored Trapped: The man is caught between the horns of an El Pilar fighting bull after being gored

 

 
Desperate: The man tries to escape the bull as a steward gets out a stick to distract the angry animal Desperate: The man tries to escape the bull as a steward gets out a stick to distract the angry animal

 

 
Attack: The half-ton beast gored the 31-year-old twice in the groin and once in the legAttack: The half-ton beast gored the 31-year-old twice in the groin and once in the leg

 

 
 
 
Frantic: A runner pulls on the tail of the bull in an attempt to distract it and make it drop the mauled man Frantic: A runner pulls on the tail of the bull in an attempt to distract it and make it drop the mauled man

Terror:Terror: Other runners tried to distract the animal by grabbing its tail and waving newspapers at it. But a friend was only able to drag him away after more than half a minute of terror

 
 
EmergencyEmergency: The injured man, from the eastern Spanish province of Castellon between Barcelona and Alicante, was undergoing an emergency operation this morning. His condition was described as ‘serious’

 
WARNING GRAPHIC: Three gored in Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Tradition: Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bullsTradition: Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls

 They included gas firm worker John Bennett, 44, from Wolverhampton in the UK, who suffered knee injuries on the first run on Sunday after being trampled on by other runners as he fell near the end of the course.

Fifteen people have been killed at the annual festival, made famous by a 1926 Ernest Hemingway novel, since records began in 1911.

Between 200 to 300 people are usually injured each year.

The most recent death was in 2009 when 27-year-old Daniel Jimeno, from Madrid, was gored in the neck by a bull called Capuchino.

The event has become increasingly popular with foreigners, who join the locals by staying up all night drinking and partying before thousands compete in the 8am run.

Pamplona’s population of 200,000 swells to around two million during the festival, the largest in Spain.

After each morning run, the animals are killed in an afternoon bullfight.

Around 3,500 thrill-seekers compete in the most popular weekend runs with 2,000 taking part during the week.

Annual event:Annual event: Fifteen people have been killed at the annual festival, made famous by a 1926 Ernest Hemingway novel, since records began in 1911

 

 
Run:Run: The event has become increasingly popular with foreigners, who join the locals by staying up all night drinking and partying before thousands compete in the 8am run

Draw: Pamplona's population of 200,000 swells to around two million during the festival, the largest in SpainDraw: Pamplona’s population of 200,000 swells to around two million during the festival, the largest in Spain

 
Aggression: An 'El Pilar' fighting bull charges against a revelerAggression: An ‘El Pilar’ fighting bull charges against a reveler

 
Count: Hospital authorities initially said four people were gored but the regional government revised that down to threeCount: Hospital authorities initially said four people were gored but the regional government revised that down to three

Sport: A young woman tries to outrun a the bull, but does not succeed, at the close of the running-with-the-bulls in the old city of PamplonaFail: The woman does not succeed as she runs ahead while the bull makes contact

 

 
Sport: A young woman tries to outrun a bull at the close of the running-with-the-bulls in the old city of PamplonaSport: A young woman tries to outrun a bull at the close of the running-with-the-bulls in the old city of Pamplona

 
DurationDuration: Today’s event lasted just under five minutes, roughly double the normal length. Longer runs normally occur when some of the bulls get separated from the pack and become disoriented and more dangerous

 

 

 

 
Runners make their way through the streets with An 'El Pilar' fighting bull runs during the running of the bulls o
 
 

The black bull which caused most panic Friday made several more attempts to charge people before he was eventually guided along the narrow streets to join the rest for the pack in the pen of the packed bull ring

Legend: Ernest Hemingway popularized the week-long fiesta in his book The Sun Also Rises in 1926Legend: Ernest Hemingway popularized the week-long fiesta in his book The Sun Also Rises in 1926

 

 
DeathsDeaths: The fighting bulls used in the centuries-old fiesta can weigh up to at 1,380 pounds (625 kilograms) and have killed 15 people since record-keeping began in 1924

 

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2 thoughts on “PHOTOS OF PAMPLONA BULL RUN 2013: AMERICAN STUDENT PATRICK ECCLES, 20, GORED BY A BULL IN A STOMACH AND HAD HIS SPLEEN REMOVED

  1. I am a sadist and I can only say that the pleasure I felt by watching these pictures was immense. Most of those people are very likely disgusting human beings, and as a hater of the human race I can only say the what happened to them is a beautiful thing. There is so much beauty in watching them being penetrated by the bulls’ horns. Thank you x 1000 for your stupidity. For once, it is served a good purpose: my entertainment.

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