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Weather Reporter Wallows in ... Raw Sewage?

Fox reporter Tucker Barnes was giving Irene update from Ocean City
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2011 10:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – We're used to seeing reporters weather rain, sleet, snow, and even gale-force winds to bring us the story, but getting pelted with raw sewage? Meet WTTG reporter Tucker Barnes, who, in the course of giving a Hurricane Irene update from Ocean City, Md., was drenched by what he described as bad-smelling, bad-tasting "organic material." "I can tell you first-hand, it doesn't smell great," Barnes said, while epically continuing to report. The Fox affiliate notes that said "organic material" was most likely "the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm." Check out the video in the gallery. (Read more Hurricane Irene stories.)

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