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Autopsy: Mexico wrestler died almost instantly from ring injury, suffered 3 broken vertebrae

03/25/2015 05:22 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 05:59 EDT
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say an autopsy has found that wrestler Pedro Aguayo died almost immediately of injuries sustained in the ring last weekend.

Gilberto Cota Alanis is deputy prosecutor for Baja California state. He said Wednesday that Aguayo suffered three fractured vertebrae and was dead by the time he reached a hospital. Medical staff tried for 90 minutes to revive him.

The 35-year-old Aguayo was the son of retired wrestling legend Pedro "Perro" Aguayo.

He was hurt during a match in Tijuana early Saturday, apparently after a flying kick by another wrestler.

Video footage showed Aguayo hanging motionless from the ropes for about two minutes before receiving medical attention.

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