Unfortunately in the news business, sometimes the reporters “become” the news with tragic results. Reporter Kelly and Engineer Dan found this out on a live shot … almost.
This story first appeared in its original form June 26, 2013. It has been re-written.
Photojournalist is Ted Strutz with his amazing picture. Ted, you keep us going on slow days.
Stand by … in three … two … one …
Sparks flew overhead.
“I gotta get OUT of here!”
“A live wire’s tangled in the mast. Truck’s electrified! Step out and you’re DEAD!”
“Dan, that pole’s gonna crash down any second!”
“Listen, Kelly. Put both feet together, OK? Jump out, LAND on them together. Then, take TINY baby steps toward me.”
Kelly held her breath and jumped onto the pavement. Ten baby steps later, she fell into Dan’s arms. The pole fell, the truck exploded in flames.
Kelly puffed. “Fine.”
Dan shrugged, nervously chuckling. “Guess we thumb a ride and declare a slow news day, huh?”