Monday, April 25, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Stuntman dies when safety nets fails in human cannonball show in front of huge crowd - 25th Apr 2011

A man has died after a safety net failed during a human cannonball stunt, police said today.

The accident happened during a show put on by Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show at the Kent County Showground in Detling at about 3.30pm.

A Kent Police spokesman said: 'A man taking part in a human cannonball event this afternoon has died after it is believed a safety net failed to engage.'

He added that the man was aged in his 20s but it was not yet known where he lived.

The spokesman added: 'Kent Police is advising people due to travel to the evening daredevil stunt show that it has been cancelled.'

A statement on the Scott May website states: 'With our apologies, due to unforeseen circumstances all shows have been cancelled until further notice.'

Scott May's Daredevil Stuntshow has been touring in the UK since 1991 and features motorbike and monster trunk stunts. Read More