CCTV CAPTURES NEWSREADER WALKING INTO A CANAL WHILE TEXTING
THIS is the shocking moment a clumsy radio newsreader plunged into a freezing canal while texting her boyfriend instead of looking where she was going.
Laura Safe failed to live up to her surname when the newsreader for Capital FM's Breakfast Show in Birmingham was so busy looking at her phone that she walked straight into the icy cold canal.
A businessman at the city's Mailbox shopping centre saw that she was heading straight for the canal and called out for her to stop, but it was too late.
Bumbling Laura later wrote on Twitter: 'Oh dear. I should really be called Laura UNsafe after the day I've had! Lol'
She said: 'I thought ice on the canal was pavement because it looked dark in the corner of my eye.
'I heard a man called 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.'
The hero, Neil Edginton, 34, from Solihull, is ironically a director at the company that developed the Mailbox.
When Neil saw events unfold he didn't think twice before throwing his own phone to one side and rushing across help the distressed Laura is seen flailing in the water.
He 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. I dropped my phone and ran over to her.