A California news reporter turned into the story herself while reporting live from the annual Ironman Run-Paddle-Chug competition in Hermosa Beach after one of the event’s participants clearly overdosed on #Freedom.
In this epic moment showcasing just how quickly things can go wrong during a live broadcast, KTLA reporter Wendy Burch stood surrounded by individuals engaging in a beer drinking competition on the sunny shores of a Southern California beach only to be hit with an unexpected shower of vomit.
You read that correctly, to the horror of Burch’s colleagues in the studio she was hit with projectile vomit by an event participant that had clearly overindulged in July 4th festivities.
The crew broke for a 10-minute break, but returned for a live report from the beach. Burch grabbed a large man whom she described as someone who had been “clearly training for this event for years,” hoping that he would shield viewers from any graphic scenes nearby.
Little did she know that the move only set her up for disaster.
“What I didn’t notice until later, is that he had a bullseye drawn on his back with the words ‘puke here’ written in magic marker,” Burch continued. “And wouldn’t you know it? Someone took him up on the offer right during the middle of my live report, much to the chagrin of me, our anchors and anyone in Southern California who may have been eating breakfast at that very moment.”
Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time…
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Burch further explained that after being vomited on during her broadcast “it was a wrap” and that drove home to take a hot shower.
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