Story By: Georgina Jadikovska, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A German footy fan has been airlifted to hospital by helicopter after impaling himself on a metal fence while rushing to watch his country’s opening match.
The incident took place in the district of Othmarschen in the German city of Hamburg ahead of Germany’s opening match with France on Tuesday on 15th June.
Germany was defeated 1-0 by France in the Allianz Arena in the city of Munich which will host three group stage matches and one quarter-finals match at the UEFA Euro 2020.
A man, name not disclosed, was reportedly taking a shortcut through Jenisch Park when he tried to climb a metal fence that was welded shut.
However, while climbing the fence, the man slipped and his leg was impaled by the sharp fence, penetrating five centimetres through his thigh, according to the news site 24Hamburg.
The Hamburg Volunteer Fire Brigade was first on the scene to administer first aid before an emergency doctor was flown to the park by helicopter.
The man was given painkillers and was carefully lifted from the fence before the helicopter transferred him to a nearby hospital.
The man was reportedly taking a shortcut through the park to see the Germany game when he injured himself.
The Hamburg police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident.