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Magic Trick Gone Wrong

Dash Holland hospitalized after brother’s performance mishap.

By Lynn Davis | July 19, 2021

In a startling incident that has rocked the southeastern Ohio magic community, teenager Parker Holland's attempt to saw his brother, Dash Holland, in half during a magic performance went awry, resulting in Dash being rushed to a hospital in nearby Marietta. The Holland brothers, both known in Question Mark, Ohio, for their budding careers in magic, were performing a routine they had practiced countless times before a small audience of friends and family at the Question Mark Car Wash Talent Competition for Charity.

The trick, a classic in the world of magic, was supposed to end with Parker's twin brother Dash emerging unscathed, showcasing the illusion of danger without any real harm. However, something went terribly wrong this time, and Dash sustained injuries that necessitated immediate medical attention. The specifics of the mishap remain unclear, but the incident has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the inherent risks of performing such daring illusions.

Thirteen-year-old Parker Holland, visibly shaken by the accident, has yet to make a public statement. The family has requested privacy during this challenging time, as they focus on Dash's recovery. As of now, Dash's condition is stable, and he is expected to make a full recovery. This harrowing event serves as a grim reminder of the importance of safety and professional oversight in magic performances, even among those who are seemingly well-practiced and knowledgeable about the craft.

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