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Viral video: Close shave for TV reporter as bridge collapses live on-air

Roberts was heard screaming: “It’s splitting”, as the cameraperson filmed a shot of the high currents in water. "This is incredible. Okay, we're backing up," she said keep calm.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2020 6:08:31 pm
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Live reporting is never easy and things often get scary while reporting natural disasters. Recently, a reporter in the US was reporting about extreme flooding while standing on a bridge when a portion of it collapsed on air. Terrifying footage of the news segment is going viral now, with many praising her for her professionalism.

Fox 46 Charlotte reporter Amber Roberts was doing a live about flooding near the Hiddenite Bridge in Alexander County, North Carolina. Halfway through the broadcast, part of the bridge caved in and was swept away by flood waters, sending her and her camera man running for their lives.

Roberts was heard screaming: “It’s splitting”, as the cameraperson filmed a shot of the high currents in water. “This is incredible,” she said. “Okay, we’re backing up. Just right here live on TV we saw the road collapse, the same road that we were just standing on seconds ago,” she added as the camera pans to show a person on the other side running to save himself.

Luckily, the crew was able to quickly and safely move off of the bridge and no one was injured.

People were glad that the crew was okay, however, many requested journalists not to risk their lives as this could have had serious consequences. Many lauded her how she carried on despite the horrifying incident.

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According to the National Weather Service, a Flash Flood Emergency was in effect for areas in Catawba County where local emergency management officials were reporting flooded roads, water rescues, and evacuations. The most threatened areas included Lyle Creek, Snow Creek, and Falling Creek, Fox News reported.

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