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Acrobat death fall at Mad Cool festival in Madrid

July 8, 2017 4:50 pm

An acrobat from Brighton has died after reportedly falling 100ft (30m) during a stunt at a rock festival in Spain.

Specialist in aerial dance Pedro Aunión Monroy, was suspended in a cage during the Mad Cool festival in Madrid, on Friday night.

While near the main stage, in-between the performances by alt-J and Green Day, he fell.

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Paramedics spent 30 minutes trying to revive him, but were unable to save him.
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Mr Monroy from Portslade, who trained in the schools of Pilar López, Cristina Rota and in the Royal Conservatory of Dance, had his own performance company, In Fact Aerial Dance, based in Brixton, London.

He also worked as a self-employed massage therapist at The Grand Hotel, Brighton.

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