Long Island Reporter Swept Away By Irene

By Andrew Gauthier 

“Don’t worry about me I’m ok!” News 12 Long Island reporter Erin Colton wrote on her Facebook page on Sunday, after a large wave swept her away during a live report (video above).

Colton was out on the Atlantic coast reporting on the effects of Hurricane Irene when an especially large wave hit where she was standing.  The video wound up on the “CBS Evening News” this weekend and drew accolades on Facebook.


“Erin Colton you rock girl, your coverage on the hurricane was fantastic,” one viewer wrote on Colton’s wall. “Tell News 12 to give you a huge raise!”