Universal Studios’ ‘Waterworld’ performer hospitalized


A stunt performer at Common Studios Hollywood was hospitalized Monday after an incident through the theme park’s “Waterworld” present, authorities mentioned. Paramedics have been referred to as to the USH attraction at 2:09 p.m. Monday for a cardiac arrest emergency, mentioned Henry Narvaez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fireplace Division. When paramedics arrived, others have been already performing CPR on the performer. The EMTs then transported him to a close-by hospital, Narvaez mentioned. “We are able to verify a performer with one in all our long-standing present distributors was transported to the hospital following a stunt throughout a day efficiency yesterday, and our ideas are with him as he receives care,” a Common Studios Hollywood spokesperson mentioned Tuesday, declining to provide particulars on how the incident unfolded or concerning the man’s situation. “Particulars surrounding the occasion are being reviewed.”Daisy Anguiano, a theme park visitor who was within the viewers, instructed KABC7-TV that she noticed solid members pull the unconscious performer from the water. She mentioned the incident occurred someday after the person had fallen from a tower and into the water whereas lit on hearth, as part of the present’s finale. “Everybody within the employees and the crew is doing this collectively not letting this individual die,” mentioned Anguiano, who additionally recorded the incident on her cellphone. “He was unconscious whereas dragging him from the water.”She mentioned the present was canceled and company have been escorted out.The long-running “Waterworld” stunt present — based mostly on the 1995 post-apocalyptic movie of the identical identify — opened months after the film’s launch and stays among the many park’s hottest sights. It options jet ski chase scenes, fiery explosions, a crash-landing airplane and a collapsing tower.A 2014 Los Angeles Instances investigation into amusement-park accidents discovered that greater than 90 guests at Common Studios Hollywood reported accidents from 2007 to 2012. Accidents ranged from joint pains, chipped enamel and lacerations to dizziness and seizures. Knowledge for injured performers or theme park staff weren’t included. In 2011, a small hearth broke out within the now-defunct earthquake simulation, probably on account of defective electrical wiring. And final April, firefighters needed to rescue 11 patrons who obtained stranded within the park’s “Transformers” trip throughout an influence outage. Monday’s incident comes a number of weeks earlier than the opening of USH’s Tremendous Nintendo World, which guarantees to be essentially the most interactive theme park land ever created. The attraction’s debut hit a snag earlier this month when its on-line presale system crashed, quickly leaving annual move holders at the hours of darkness.