Texting woman falls into canal caught on camera, Laura Safe thought ice was pavement (Video)

By on Jan 26, 2013 in Europe, Weird Comments

A texting woman falls into a canal in Birmingham, England and the incident was caught on camera, as shown in the video below. But no worries, she is safe…not only literally, but also by name. This is because the texting woman is Laura Safe, a newsreader for Capital FM‘s “Breakfast Show.”

Laura Safe texting woman falls

Laura Safe (in circle), the texting woman,
about to fall into the canal in Birmingham

Image Credit: Telegraph UK video

As noted at Telegraph UK on Thursday, January 24, 2013, Ms Safe was busy texting her boyfriend while walking down the stairs in the Mailbox shopping district, but did not notice the freezing cold water a few steps ahead. So instead of turning left, she walked straight and CCTV caught her falling into the canal.

As shown in the CCTV video, the incident happened on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at around 1:40 p.m. (local time). Although the video ended showing Laura Safe swimming to safety, her most embarrassing moment was witnessed by a lot of passers-by and a man came running towards her and pulled her up.

“Oh dear. I should really be called Laura UNsafe after the day I’ve had! Lol,” Laura Safe (@laura_safe) tweeted the next day, joking about the incident, telling to one Twitter follower that the experience “was bloody traumatic” and that she has “never been so embarrassed in all my life.”

“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.” Laura Safe was quoted telling to The Sun UK last Thursday. The man who helped her was identified as Neil Edginton, a 34-year-old businessman.

“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.” Ms Safe added.


Texting woman falls into canal
Video Credit: Telegraphtv/YouTube



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