MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Criss Angel’s rescue this week of an escape artist trapped in a water-filled box was no illusion.
The incident prompted him to delay opening night at a Connecticut casino and to post on Twitter: “Safety is always paramount.”
Angel and Spencer Horsman were rehearsing for opening night of the illusionist’s show at Foxwoods Resort Casino when Horsman became trapped in the box dangling above the stage and Angel came to his aid.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Horsman is recovering from the Wednesday accident.
President and CEO Felix Rappaport of Foxwoods Resort Casino said in a statement that opening night of “The Supernaturalists” was rescheduled from Thursday to Friday because safety of the cast and crew was the priority.
Here is a report from “Inside Edition” showing the dramatic rescue. Note that content might be upsetting to some viewers: