updated 01/29/2009 AT 2:15 PM ET
•originally published 01/29/2009 AT 2:40 PM ET
A stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe was hospitalized Wednesday after falling during a flying sequence on the set of the latest Harry Potter film in England, PEOPLE confirms.
“The person has been taken to [a] hospital and we are awaiting further news,” the film’s studio, Warner Bros., says in a statement to PEOPLE. “Out of respect for his family, we are unable to comment further at this stage, but can confirm that it was not a member of the cast.”
A spokesperson for East of England Ambulance Service told E! Online that “paramedics were called to Leavesden Studios [Wednesday] at 11:35 a.m. after a man sustained a significant back injury” and was “stabilized at the scene and taken to Watford General Hospital.”
The 25-year-old stuntman was conscious after the fall, which occurred after a planned explosion went off during rehearsal of an aerial stunt for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, according to London’s Mirror and the Sun. Both papers quoted sources as saying the man complained he “couldn’t feel anything from the waist down.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the final installment of the film’s franchise and will be made into two movies. The first part will be released in late 2010.