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Wednesday, 4 December, 2002, 13:48 GMT
Two arrested over catapult death
Catapult
The student died after being fired from a catapult
Two men have been arrested after a student died when a human catapult stunt went wrong.

Kostadine Yankov died after he was flung 100 feet through the air at the Middlemoor Water Park in Woolavington near Bridgwater, Somerset.

The 19-year-old sustained serious injuries and later died in hospital.

A 44-year-old man from Bridgwater, Somerset, and a 31-year-old man from Burnham-on-Sea, have been arrested.

Both men have been given police bail pending further inquiries.

The huge wooden catapult was designed to hurl a person on to a safety net.

But the Bulgarian-born student crashed to the ground before reaching the net.

Mr Yankov had been studying at Wadham College, Oxford, at the time of the incident.


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