Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Man killed by bird at cockfight

A US man attending a cockfight has died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird (AP)

A US man attending a cockfight has died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb.

The Kern County coroner in California said 35-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he suffered the injury on January 30.

A post-mortem concluded Mr Ochoa died of an accidental "sharp force injury" to his right calf.

Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said it was unclear if a delay in seeking medical attention contributed to Mr Ochoa's death.

Tulare officials are investigating, and no arrests were made at the cockfight.

Cockfighting is a sport, illegal in the United States, in which specially bred roosters are put into a ring and encouraged to fight until one is incapacitated or killed.

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