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Man killed during 'human cannonball' stunt

A man has died following an accident while taking part in a stunt show in Kent.

Insp Tony Ball from Kent police told the BBC that a 23-year-old man was acting as a "human cannonball" when a safety net gave way, in front of a crowd. The man was airlifted to Maidstone Hospital with multiple head and back injuries.

The accident happened about 1530 BST in a performance by Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show. A peformance scheduled for 1930 BST was cancelled.

  • 25 Apr 2011