Danish man killed by flying tent peg at campsite

By Sky News

Erik Larsen Fjordvald was packing up his tent in Thy Traef, Denmark. Pic: TV Midtvest

(SKY NEWS) – A Danish man has died after being hit in the throat by a flying metal tent peg propelled by stormy wind, police have said.

Erik Larsen Fjordvald, 61, was packing up his tent in Thy Traef, in the north of Denmark, on Friday when the freak accident happened.

He had been on the camping trip from his home, believed to be in Filskov, in the centre of the country, to take part in a motorbiking event.

The storm moved in and, as the winds picked up, he was hit by the peg.

Mr Fjordvald, who immediately fell unconscious, was airlifted from the campsite by helicopter.

He died in hospital on Sunday.

Organiser Nis de Lasson said the motorcycle event would continue, telling Danish news service TVmidtvest: “People are asking about what happened and it is stuck in people’s minds, that’s for sure.”

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