An attempt by American lawyer, Jaime Alvarez, to take a selfie to document a moment with a bull backfired after he was gored during the running of bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
The incident took place on Sunday when Alvarez, a San Francisco-based public defender, tried to take selfies to show he was running with the bulls.
They described as a miracle that the horn did not hit any major arteries or veins.
He apparently decided he would try to snap a selfie with a bull after he had successfully run ahead of the herd of 12,000-pound animals at the annual festival in Pamplona, Spain, before a bull charged at him and aggressively drove its horn into his neck and cheek.
The incident happened after he had run forward and achieved his goal and only wanted to take a 5-second video scene just to say ‘Here I am, I did it.’
The California lawyer was then transferred to the Royal Navarre Hospital, where he underwent an emergency surgery that lasted over two-and-a-half hours.