Sunday, January 25, 2009

Investigative Reporter Reid Southick goes beyond the call of duty....

My apologies for not blogging in a while, busy as always! This more of a funny post, not really educational at all...well, maybe in a way...

So, me and a reporter, Reid Southwick, went to check out a pedestrian walkway between Celebration Street in the North End and City Road that goes over Highway 1. (You know the one that's all rusty and looks so wonderful in the summer when the sunlight really shows off the rust?)

Anyway, someone had called to complain about it not being cleared and being very icy and dangerous, and well....it was!

We carefully made our way up to the peak, and slowly went back down to the first landing, grasping the rail for dear life. Then I guess Reid decided to try sliding down the ice, as I heard an "Oh Shit", and thinking he was playing around, started firing away.



And continued to fire away as he hit a non-icy patch........


launched into the air............


and flew right into the rusted fence.........




It was at the point when he screamed in pain that I realized he wasn't kidding

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and put the camera down and asked if he was okay. That's why there are no more pictures after that.

Everyone at work got quite a kick out it. I've put up a little animation of it here...wish I had sound! Give it time to load!

So I guess the educational part is don't slide down a sheet of ice that ends in a rusty fence....especially with a photographer around...




3 comments:

Deb said...

hahahah .. i really enjoyed reading that and the shots are great! As much as i'm sure he was in pain after that, how many ppl can say they have a photo montage of themselves falling like that?

KJ McLean said...

YIKES! Given that I slide and wipe out on a regular basis, I'm going to stay in now for the next 51 days, just to make sure there are no photographers around. ;)

natalia said...

Truly stunning. :D