Aragón A man suffers heart failure at the Circus of Horrors in Zaragoza while participating as a volunteer in the simulated throwing of knives

A spectator of the Circus of Horrors, installed in a tent in Zaragoza, suffered heart failure while on the stage where he had been invited to go up to participate in the show in the simulated throwing of knives

Aragón A man suffers heart failure at the Circus of Horrors in Zaragoza while participating as a volunteer in the simulated throwing of knives

A spectator of the Circus of Horrors, installed in a tent in Zaragoza, suffered heart failure while on the stage where he had been invited to go up to participate in the show in the simulated throwing of knives.

It happened at the Friday night performance and, according to some attendees, who were cited this Saturday by Heraldo.es, the spectator, a "young man", fell collapsed and the performance came to a halt.

At midnight the National Police received an emergency call and notified an ambulance and the Firefighters who went to the scene, where they managed to revive him.

The spectator was transferred to the Royo Villanova hospital in the Aragonese capital and then to the University Clinic, where he was admitted to the ICU with a reserved prognosis.

Meanwhile, the public, very shocked by what happened, as well as the artists of the show, was evicted from the tent and, after a few minutes of waiting outside, they were informed that the performance was suspended.

The event occurred in one of the moments of transition, between one circus act and another, when comedy is sought by interacting with those attending the show.

In this case, with a vampire parodying the classic knife thrower with a spectator whose head is covered.

After some jokes to remove the tension of the moment, the man prepared to be tied to the "knife thrower" board with his head covered.

The improvised volunteer is made to believe that they are throwing the knives from afar, but in reality it is another member of the show who places the knife on the board without creating any danger.

According to some witnesses, the first test was a success, but when he performed it a second time, the man fell unconscious on the floor due to cardiac arrest.

The Circus of Horrors, installed in a tent next to the Water Tower at the Expo site, has been in Zaragoza since last December 19.