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Escape artist hospitalized after stunt goes horribly wrong at Criss Angel show in New Jersey

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — An escape artist at a Criss Angel show at State Theatre Tuesday was rushed to the hospital after nearly drowning in a water stunt that went horribly wrong, NJ.com reported.

Las Vegas resident Spencer Horseman was inside the 30-inch Plexiglas tank filled with 100 gallons of water for about two and a half minutes when witnesses say he became visibly distressed.

Kelly Blite, manager at the State Theatre, told NJ.com that Horseman was almost done with the stunt when he couldn't undo the last latch on the tank. Horseman was covered in chains with 16 locks while inside the tank locked with metal bars.

Witnesses say the tank was lowered and EMTs pulled the man out. He was reportedly conscious and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Officials have not said whether the incident was an accident or a hoax.

The incident was similar to one that happened to Horseman earlier this year at Angel's show at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Horseman posted the video from the previous incident to his Instagram: