Watch: RTE journalist narrowly escapes injury as equipment falls during live report
Poor Caitriona Perry nearly hit by her light on RTE News tonight. pic.twitter.com/k3knt18kE3— Shane Smyth (@shaneirishguy) September 28, 2015
RTE reporter Caitriona Perry was almost struck by lighting material while reporting live on air.
The Washington correspondent was in the middle of delivering a report from New York back to studio during the Nine O’Clock news broadcast when there was a sudden noise and a black image flashed across the scene.
“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”.
It emerged that her report had been interrupted after a lighting stand toppled and fell near her.
Later Caitriona took to Twitter to thank viewers for their patience and support after the minor incident..
“Thanks @rtenews audience for kind messages,” Caitriona tweeted.
“I am fine. Takes more than a flying reflector shield & lightstands to take me down. #livetv
The report, which followed the annual UN General Assembly, resumed later in the broadcast.