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TV Reporter Accidentally Falls Into Polluted River (Video)

| by Michael Allen

WCHS reporter Bob Aaron was preparing to cover a dangerous chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va. this week when he accidentally fell into a river.

In unaired footage (below) posted by WCHS, Aaron appears to be getting ready to do a live report near the riverbed when he loses his balance and tumbles backwards into the polluted water, notes FTVLive.com.

The Associated Press reported earlier this week, "Fields Creek turned black after 108,000 gallons of coal slurry after a pipe at Patriot Coal’s Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant broke because of ice buildup... Another six miles of creeks were also impacted."

WCHS states on its YouTube page that Aaron was not injured and "can even laugh about it now."

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Sources: Associated Press, YouTube, FTVLive.com