KNOE Reporters’ Canoe Capsizes While Covering Flood

By Kevin Eck 

Three KNOE reporters became part of a story about local floods when the canoe were floating in capsized in knee high water.

The CBS affiliate’s anchor Nicole Cross, producer Danielle Beckford and reporter Aaron Cantrell were floating around a flooded Monroe, La. mobile home park, shooting video on their iPhones, when their canoe tipped over.

“Our boat was just so small and rickety, something happened,” Cross told TVNewscheck‘s Paul Greeley. “I don’t know if one repositioned or was it me waving at residents, something made us uneven and before we knew it we were in the water, and I went all the way in, hair, everything, and we all were trying to hold the iPhones up.”

The trio said the dunking gave them a glimpse into what residents are dealing with.