A 20-year old German, identified only as Tobias, died of head trauma, in the Bavarian town of Oberviehbach, while performing a stunt being filmed for the internet. The stunt involved securing Tobias to a child’s merry-go-round with duct tape, wrapping a rope around the merry-go-round, tying the end of the rope to a BMW, and then driving the car away quickly, causing the merry-go-round to spin at high speed. The tape failed under the centrifugal force, launching Tobias 6 yards (5.5 m).
Dieter Strack, 74, a German athletics official died after being struck in the throat with a javelin at an athletics event in Düsseldorf, Germany. He had gone to measure a throw but was hit by a javelin thrown by a 15-year-old athlete. He was immediately taken to the hospital but died of his injuries.