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Snowboarder Hurt During Letterman Stunt

February 6, 2004

NEW YORK (AP) _ A snowboarder performing a stunt for David Letterman’s late-night TV show veered off a ramp on a Manhattan street and fell 25 feet to the ground Thursday, witnesses said.

The 30-year-old woman was hospitalized in stable condition, a fire department spokesman said.

Witnesses said the woman, whose name was not immediately released, made two successful jumps on the U-shaped ramp, set up outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, and then fell off the ramp after landing a third time.

``She came down at an angle and she just went off the side of the ramp and landed on her back,″ said Dave Riddle, a tour bus driver from Orlando, Fla.

A spokeswoman from CBS’ ``Late Show with David Letterman″ had no immediate comment.

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