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Video: Aerialist Falls During Holiday Show at Beverly Center

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Amateur cellphone video shows performer's fall

Onlookers gathered on multiple levels of the Beverly Center to watch the holiday-themed acrobatics of "Hunky Santa and the Candy Cane Girls," yesterday witnessed a 26-year-old female performer take a nasty fall from her suspended metal hoop. The aerialist "managed to turn herself right side up before falling into a video projection cube and injuring her wrist and pelvis. She was not wearing a harness, and there were no nets to break her fall," according to LA Now.

Her fall is estimated to have been about 40 feet, taking her from the third level to the first in an instant. The performer, described as "a total pro," has been evaluated in the hospital and is doing well, according to a mall spokesperson, who attributes the fall to "human error."