DANA POINT, Calif. (KTLA) -- A reenactment of a cannon fight off the coast of Dana Point turned all-too-real when blanks were replaced by real ammunition, leaving two people hurt.
The Saturday evening mock cannon fight between two schooners was meant to simulate a historic battle on the high seas.
The script called for the Amazing Grace to fire blanks at the schooner Bill of Rights.
But things went off script when a crew member accidentally grabbed a box of buckshot ammunition when the Amazing Grace ran out of blanks.
Two people aboard the Bill of Rights were injured in the spray of pellets that ensued.
Donna Reed, 32, was hit by five shot gun pellets in her lower body. Some of them are still lodged in her legs, several inches deep.
"It was like a scene from 'The Exorcist,'" she the Los Angeles Times. "I started to bleed in several different areas."
The festival has been hosted by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor for 28 years.
2 Hurt in Cannon Fight Reenactment Gone Awry
The schooner Bill of Rights, center, seen in 2002. (Los Angeles Times)