Painful moment the stuntman is seriously injured after a fiery dive during the WaterWorld show at Universal Studios LA – cast members interrupting the performance to save him from the water
- Stunned tourists watched in horror as a performer emerges unconscious from the water during the famous WaterWorld show at Universal Studios
- The stuntman was rushed to hospital after falling from a 30ft tower during the show. A viewer named him Kyle Kolar
- Traumatized tourists were escorted out of the studio after the crowded show was canceled
Spectators were stunned when a Universal Studios Hollywood performer was rushed to hospital after a terrifying 30-foot plunge gone wrong.
The stuntman was pulled unconscious from the water after falling from a tower during a performance of the famous WaterWorld show, as other performers rushed to save the man’s life.
Footage from the aftermath of the crash shows the performer, named by a witness as Kyle Kolar, being dragged out of the water by cast members after he did not immediately resurface from the depths .
Kolar’s identity has yet to be confirmed. Her brother Brandon declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com on Wednesday. Further updates on Kolar’s condition were not shared.
Shocked tourists watched in horror as WaterWorld performers rush to save the stuntman’s life, with one staff member, pictured, rushing to grab a life jacket from behind the scenes
The unconscious performer was pulled from the water after falling from a 30ft tower as part of a planned stunt
Daisy Anguiano, who shared a clip of the incident online, said the stuntman fell from one of the studio’s high-rise towers as part of the act, before it became clear the planned stunt had gone horribly wrong.
She said ABC7: ‘It was a full house, as if it was in front of everyone.
‘I was like, ‘Oh my God, something or someone might be drowning. Maybe it’s the person who just fell. Did something happen?’
She said the terrifying accident happened near the show’s finale, when the WaterWorld villain caught fire and collapsed in the water below.
It is currently unknown what caused the medical emergency – whether the stuntman was injured by the fall, the water impact – or if he suffered a separate medical emergency.
The shocked crowd watched as one of the performers rushed to find a life jacket, while several other staff members pulled the unconscious stuntman from the water to a backstage area.
A witness to the horror crash at Universal Studios Hollywood named the artist as stuntman Kyle Kolar, pictured. His identity has not yet been confirmed.
The emergency unfolded following a planned stunt where the performance villain is set on fire before plunging into the depths below. Kolar is pictured during a previous successful show
“Everyone in the staff and crew is doing this together so that they don’t let this person die,” Anguiano added. “He was unconscious pulling him out of the water.”
The artist underwent CPR for more than five minutes as staff urgently tried to resuscitate him, before he was then rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics.
The crowded show was eventually canceled and the traumatized tourists were escorted out of the studio. The performer’s condition is currently unknown.
The WaterWorld show is based on a 1995 hit movie of the same name. The hit film starred Kevin Costner in a post-apocalyptic epic that was the most expensive film ever made at the time.
The production plays at Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood, Japan and Singapore.
A Universal Studios Hollywood spokesperson confirmed the artist remains hospitalized and said, “Our thoughts are with him as he receives treatment.” Details surrounding the event are under review.