Anorak News | Newsreader falls into canal while texting… and it’s on video!

Newsreader falls into canal while texting… and it’s on video!

by | 25th, January 2013

CCTV footage has emerged, capturing a local newsreader falling arse-over-tit into a frozen canal after being distracted by her phone.

Laura Safe (raises eyebrows at the nominative determinism) works for Capital FM Birmingham, and was sending her boyfriend a text when she failed to look up and found herself immersed in dirty, freezing water. She’s probably got polio now or something, but it is still funny.

She told the Sun:

“I thought ice on the canal was pavement because it looked dark in the corner of my eye. I heard a man call out ‘stop’ to me and I looked up at him, but it was too late by that point. I tried to get my balance and ended up slipping into the canal. But not before I’d saved my handbag and mobile phone. This man came running up Baywatch style, grabbed my hand and pulled me up. He was a hero and saved my life.”

Safe’s rescuer Neil Edginton said:

“I realised her focus was on her mobile phone and that she was going to walk straight into the water… I shouted to her to stop, but it was too late.”

The presenter tweeted jokingly:

“Oh dear. I should really be called Laura UNsafe after the day I’ve had! Lol”.


Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Reviews, TV & Radio Comment | TrackBack | Permalink