Harry Potter stuntman injured on set of 'Deathly Hallows'

Published January 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM
by Jeremy
from Yahoo! News (via Daily Mirror)

A 25 year-old stunt double of Daniel Radcliffe was badly injured yesterday on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The accident occurred while rehearsing a flying sequence involving a large blast (presumably during the chase that took place during the chapter Seven Potters).

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The stunt double was badly hurt. He was rehearsing a flying scene which involved an explosion and it seems to have gone badly wrong. The guy was rigged up to a harness for the scene and was flying through the air.

It is thought he may have been caught by the explosion and hit the ground very hard.

He told crew members who went to help him he couldn’t feel anything from the waist down. Everyone is just hoping he makes a good recovery. It has come as a terrible shock. Paramedics were called to the studio and the stuntman was taken to hospital amid fears he may have been paralyzed.

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