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Stuntman Hurt In Harry Potter Explosion

Jan. 29 2009, Published 12:42 p.m. ET

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A stuntman who acts as the Harry Potter double for Daniel Radcliffe was "seriously injured" in an explosion on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the latest film in the series.

According to The UK Daily Mirror, the 25 year-old was doing an aerial stunt when the explosion went awry, sending him crashing to the ground.

Although the stuntman was able to speak after the accident, he claimed that he couldn't feel anything from the waist down, indicating the possibility of paralysis.

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The accident was confirmed by an East of England Ambulance Service spokesman, who said: "Paramedics were called to Leavesden Studios after a man in his 20s sustained a significant back injury. He was stabilized at the scene and taken to Watford General Hospital."

The name of the stunt performer has not been released.

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