A man dies Sunday after being hit by a “hammer” at a Highland Games tournament in the Netherlands

A man dies Sunday after being hit by a “hammer” at a Highland Games tournament in the Netherlands

A guy died Sunday after being hit with a “hammer” at a Highland Games competition in the Netherlands.

East Brabant Police said in a tweet that a 65-year-old local from Geldrop died “after being hit by a metal ball in use at a sporting event.”

Police said a medivac helicopter and other rescue personnel couldn’t save the man and are investigating.

Omroep Brabant stated it happened at Geldrop Castle’s Open Highland Games, which was interrupted.

One witness said the victim wasn’t a Highland Games spectator and was in a castle garden.

Witness: “He didn’t see it coming.”

Highland Games are Scottish sports games where contestants hurl a huge wooden pole and a metal ball affixed to a wooden handle that looks like a hammer.

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