Stuntman was severely injured after a fire dive during a WaterWorld show at Universal Studios LA
Heartbreaking moment stuntman badly injured after flaming dive during WaterWorld show at Universal Studios LA – with cast members stopping performance to save him from the water
- Distraught tourists watched in horror as an artist was pulled unconscious from the water during the popular WaterWorld show at Universal Studios.
- The stuntman was hospitalized after he collapsed from a 30-foot tower during a performance. An onlooker called him Kyle Kollar
- Traumatized tourists were escorted from the studio after the blockbuster show was eventually cancelled
The spectators were stunned When a Universal Studios Hollywood performer was rushed to the hospital after his terrifying 30-foot dive failed.
An unconscious stuntman was lifted out of the water after he fell from a tower during a performance of the famous WaterWorld show, as his colleagues rushed to save the man’s life.
Footage from the aftermath of the accident shows the artist, named Kyle Kollar by a witness, being pulled out of the water by members of the cast after not immediately emerging from the depths.
Kollar’s identity has not been confirmed. His brother, Brandon, declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com Wednesday. No further updates on Kolar’s condition have been shared.
Shocked tourists watched in horror as WaterWorld show performers scramble to save the life of the stuntman, with a staff member, pictured, scrambling to grab a life jacket from behind the scenes.
The unconscious performer was pulled out of the water after falling from a 30-foot tower as part of a planned stunt
Daisy Angiano, who posted a clip of the incident online, said the stuntman fell from one of the studio’s tall towers as part of the act, before it became clear that the planned stunt had gone wrong.
I told ABC7: “It was a full house, as it happened in front of everyone.
I was like, “Oh my God, something or someone might drown. It might be the person that caused the subsidence. Did something happen?”
She said the horrific incident occurred near the end of the show, when the WaterWorld villain caught fire and fell into the water below.
It is currently unclear what caused the medical emergency—whether the stuntman was injured by a fall, or the impact of the water—or whether he experienced a separate medical emergency.
The stunned crowd watched as one of the performers ran to find a life jacket, while several other staff members pulled the unconscious acrobat out of the water and into a backstage area.
A witness to the horror incident at Universal Studios Hollywood named the actor as stuntman Kyle Kollar, pictured. His identity has not yet been confirmed
The emergency unfolded after a planned stunt in which the performance villain was set on fire before diving into the depths below. Kolar was photographed during a previous hit show
“Everyone on the crew and the crew is doing it together so they don’t let this person die,” Angiano added. He was unconscious while being pulled from the water.
The artist was given CPR for more than five minutes as staff tried to quickly revive him, before paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital.
The packed show was eventually canceled and traumatized tourists were escorted from the studio. The status of the performer is currently unknown.
WaterWorld is based on the 1995 movie of the same name. The hit movie starred Kevin Costner in the post-apocalyptic epic that was the most expensive movie made at the time.
Production is being carried out at Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood, Japan and Singapore.
A Universal Studios Hollywood spokesperson confirmed that the artist remains in the hospital and said, “Our thoughts are with him as he is receiving care.” Details surrounding the event are under review.