Performer at Common Studios Hollywood Hospitalized After Waterworld Stunt Efficiency

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A performer at Universal Studios Hollywood‘s Waterworld: A Stay Sea Warfare Spectacular attraction was hospitalized on Monday.

In an announcement to PEOPLE, a Common Studios Hollywood spokesperson says, “We are able to affirm a performer with certainly one of our long-standing present distributors was transported to the hospital following a stunt throughout a day efficiency and our ideas are with him as he receives care. Particulars surrounding the occasion are being reviewed.”

Based on KTLA, the Los Angeles County Hearth Division responded to a call from the California-based theme park simply earlier than 2:10 p.m. on Monday about an “unresponsive affected person” who was given CPR and was respiration earlier than being taken to the hospital.

LACoFD didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

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A witness told ABC7 that the man, who has not been recognized, fell into the water from atop one of many attraction’s towers (as a part of the efficiency) and failed to return out. As soon as the opposite performers observed he was lacking, they joined collectively to drag him out as the gang ushered out, and the efficiency was canceled.

Based on the show’s website, “WaterWorld—A Stay Sea Warfare Spectacular represents essentially the most advanced mixture of high-tech particular results, pyrotechnics, flame and human stunt work ever tried wherever on the earth. The attraction places studio visitors in the midst of the thrilling motion that includes a whole lot of stunts and fiery particular results.”

The present description provides the a number of the efficiency highlights “embody big fireballs rising 50 ft within the air and cascading to earth in a spectacular wall of fireplace and a seaplane that swoops in straight above the viewers, skidding throughout the water and coming to an explosive crash touchdown simply inches away from startled spectators.”

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The California-based theme park was closed for over a year as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shutting down in March 2020 and reopening on April 16, 2021.

“We’re extremely thrilled to lastly be capable to open Common Studios Hollywood, return crew members to work and welcome visitors again to take pleasure in our superb rides,” Karen Irwin, president and COO of Common Studios Hollywood, stated in an announcement at the moment. “It has been a really difficult yr and we’re overjoyed to have arrived at this second.”

Shortly after its re-opening, a large fire broke out close to the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction in June 2021 whereas it was underneath development and was captured in a video shared on Twitter by a passerby. In a second video, a lady could possibly be heard saying, “Oh no, the minions.”

A rep from Common confirmed to PEOPLE that there have been no injures or harm to the rides and points of interest from the hearth, which occurred “again of home in a non-guest space.”

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