Monday, 1 June 2009

Bulgarian Show 'Survivor' Fatality

A town mayor from Bulgaria who was taking part in the Bulgarian version of “Survivor” has died from a heart attack whilst filming on an island location in the Philippines.
Noncho Vodenicharov was 53 years old and had just completed an event in the contest. He not only was a town mayor but previously a stuntman and singer.

If you are not aware of the “Survivor” reality show, it is a copy of the American “Survivor” show where contestants complete tough challenges in a remote location, involving mainly physical activities.

There is always a full medical backup on site from Philipino and Bulgarian doctors, both of whom could not revive Noncho at the scene.

It is hard to say how this will affect the whole event now and is sure to open up a can or worms in terms of the safety of reality show like this - A normal reaction to another tradegy that surely can't be anything other than a one off.

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