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Man dies after being struck by metal ball at Dutch castle sporting event

Local media reported that it was likely the "hammer" used at an event at a Highland Games tournament in a castle in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. A man died on Sunday after being hit.

East Brabant police said in a tweet that a 65-year-old local from Geldrop died "after hitting a metal ball used at a sporting event."

Police said police said the post-patient helicopters and other emergency services sent to the scene could not save the man, adding that they were investigating the case.

Local broadcasterOmroepBrabantsaid it happened at Open Highland Games, which was being performed at Geldrop Castle, and the event happened after the incident. It stopped.

One witness told the outlet that the victim was walking in one of the castle gardens, not a highland game spectator.

"He didn't see it coming," said the Witness.

Highland Games is a sporting tournament that originated in Scotland where athletes can throw logs (throw big wooden sticks) and hammer throws (throw metal balls attached to the ends of wooden handles). Participate in the event. Looks like a hammer.

The call to the castle where the event was held was not answered on Sunday.

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