A stuntman reportedly required CPR after being injured in a fall from a tower during the “WaterWorld” show at Universal Studios Hollywood in California.
“We can confirm that a performer with one of our long-standing show suppliers has been taken to hospital after the trick during a performance this afternoon, and we are thinking of him while he gets help,” a Universal spokesperson told KTLA.
The incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. on Monday, January 23, according to the station at the Los Angeles Fire Department.
“It was sold out as it happened in front of everyone,” visitor Daisy Angiano, who videotaped the incident, told KABC.
In the video, a burning stuntman falls from the tower into the water at the climax of the show. The other performers and crew members then pull him out of the water and take him backstage.
The show was later canceled and spectators were escorted out of the stadium, Angiano told KABC.
There is no information about the name and state of health of the artist was releasedKCBS reports.
Water World stunt show based on 1995 Kevin Costner film“includes pyrotechnics, flames, water spray and an explosive crash landing of a seaplane,” according to Deadline.
The show is also shown at Universal Studios parks in Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore.
McClatchy News reached out to Universal on Jan. 24 and was awaiting a response.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.
Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.