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This NBC News Reporter Had to Be Rescued from a Dangerous LA Mudslide

Who said Southern California’s extreme weather couldn’t be just as dangerous as the rest of the country? NBC News reporter Miguel Almaguer found that out the hard way Friday when he delivered a live report from Azusa area of Los Angeles on the unusual amount of rain hitting the region and had to be rescued by firefighters from a mudslide.

“Authorities tell us this hillside is safe for now,” Almaguer told Brian Williams during his report on NBC Nightly News Friday evening, “but will all this rain expected to last several more hours through the night, they will continue to reevaluate.”

Following that report, rescuers had to use shovels to dig the correspondent out of the mud, which had reached his mid-thighs. Once Almaguer was free, authorities ordered all media and residents to evacuate the area immediately.

Watch video below, via NBC:

[h/t Gawker]
[photo via screengrab]

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