Wednesday 28 September 2016

Watch: Crash! RTE journalist narrowly escapes injury as equipment falls during live report

Published 28/09/2015 | 21:24

RTE'S Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry was forced to abandon a live television news report tonight after wind knocked over a light stand - narrowly missing her as it fell.

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The journalist was reporting live from New York on tonight's news bulleting at 9pm on RTE1 when the piece of equipment fell forward, missing Ms Perry by inches.

RTE journalist Caitriona Perry narrowly escaped injury as equipment fell
RTE journalist Caitriona Perry narrowly escaped injury as equipment fell
RTE journalist Caitriona Perry narrowly escaped injury as equipment fell

"Sorry, we have a bit of an issue here, you may want to come back to me..." the slightly-flustered reporter told host Eileen Dunne back in Montrose, and the live link ended at that point.

RTE returned to New York and to Ms Perry a short time later with Ms Dunne introducing the piece by saying, "the wind was interfering with your equipment there".

Ms Perry then went on to conclude her piece about the United Nations meeting in New York.

She later tweeted: "Thanks lovely @rtenews audience for kind messages.I am fine!Takes more than a flying reflector shield & lightstands to take me down! #livetv"

RTE journalist Caitriona Perry narrowly escaped injury as equipment fell
RTE journalist Caitriona Perry narrowly escaped injury as equipment fell

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