September 16, 2015
Escape artist Spencer Horsman nearly drowned Tuesday while performing a stunt in New Jersey, NBC10 reports.
Horsman, who was performing alongside magician Criss Angel, was unable to escape a water-filled Plexiglas box during the event at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. He was suspended over Livingston Avenue in the 30-inch box and covered in locks.
Officials said rescuers had to lower a crane and pull him out. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Horsman previewed the stunt, acknowledging that it has gone wrong in the past.
The post included a video of Horsman being saved from the box during a previous attempt.
Angel tweeted a photo of Horsman later Tuesday with the caption "@SpencerHorsman recovering well."
Horsman is a former contestant on NBC's "America's Got Talent."