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Reporter Gets Stuck Waist-Deep in the Mud and Needs Rescuing

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Firefighters clear a river bed of the San Gabriel River Feb. 28 near Azusa (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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As we write from the comfort of a coffee shop today, we can’t help but feel badly as an L.A. reporter got stuck waist-deep in the mud yesterday while covering the rainstorm currently pelting Los Angeles.The man, who officials believe was Miguel Almaguer of NBC Nightly News, was reporting live from Azusa Friday night for the evening broadcast with Brian Williams, the Los Angeles Times reported. A live shot on Twitter at 3:40 p.m. already showed him pretty wedged in there.

The reporter was wading into the mud to show how bad it was in the hillside above Dennis Sanderson’s home on Ridge View Drive. Fire officials then had to rescue the man, and Azusa police ordered all media and residents on the street to evacuate, as mud was pooling two to three feet high in backyards.

Somebody give this guy a Cronut.