Criss Angel Helps Rescue Trapped Escape Artist Spencer Horsman During 'Supernaturalists' Rehearsal

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Criss Angel can add 'rescuer' to his impressive repertoire after he helped save an escape artist during a rehearsal for his new show 'Supernaturalists' on Wednesday.

Spencer Horsman, who first gained national notoriety as an escape artist on the TV show American's Got Talent, was rehearsing for opening night at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut when he became trapped in a water tank with his hands tied behind him--30 feet up in the air. Criss Angel noticed that Horsman appeared to be unconscious.

As crew members were heard screaming, "Get him down," Criss Angel ran onto the stage and began climbing up the metal chains that held the tank above the stage. He and the stage hands pried the top of the tank off in their efforts to save Spencer Horsman.

The entire incident was caught on film.

Spencer Horsman, who hails from Baltimore, is recovering, but the incident caused Criss Angel to reschedule two of the 'Supernaturalists' performances.

“In an effort to ensure the safety of the cast and crew, we will be moving the opening night of Supernaturalists to June 26th," Criss Angel said in a statement.

Escape artists clearly take their lives in their hands every time they create, rehearse, and perform one of their acts. Spencer Horsman is very fortunate that Criss Angel and his stage hands were able to get him out of the tank in time to save his life.

Fox News contacted reps for both Criss Angel and Spencer Horsman, but have yet to receive a reply.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.