Hunter attacked by wild boar dies of heart attack

Hunter attacked by wild boar dies of heart attack

A 46-year-old man who encountered a wild boar while hunting did not survive a heart attack.

The forty-year-old, who was taking part in a big game hunt, died of a heart attack last weekend in the French commune of Saint-Barthélémy-de-Bellegarde in the Dordogne after being attacked by an 80kg sow.

The confrontation with the animal lasted about ten minutes before the animal fled, but the hunter was overcome by chest pains and brought home in the car with his wife, Sud-West reported.

During the journey, the hunter died, while another hunter, a former firefighter, did everything to revive him by giving him heart massage, according to the local newspaper, which confirmed the information provided by the municipality's mayor.

In the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, the hunting club was recently shaken by another tragedy after a hunter was fatally shot by his colleague, it said.