Trapeze Artist, 29, Dies After Falling & Hitting Her Head During Practice Session while Trapped in Spain with Travelling Circus during Coronavirus Lockdown
A trapeze artist, trapped in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus crisis, has died after falling and hitting her head during a practice session.
Uruguayan Guadalupe Videla, 29, smashed her skull on the ground in a freak accident after plunging around five feet and missing a safety mat by inches.
She was rushed to hospital but died hours later.
The tragedy happened in the Basque town of Beasain, a half-hour drive south of the city of San Sebastian, where Guadalupe had been stranded since the middle of March with the circus she worked for.
A routine police investigation is underway into her death.
Circus bosses paid tribute to Guadalupe in an emotional social media post, saying: “An angel left us. We know that she will continue showing off her beauty and talent and the fantastic smile she always gifted us from Heaven. We will always miss the way she made the impossible possible…”
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