Camerman who filmed famous video of man slipping on ice live on news reveals what happened next
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Colm McCaughey, the cameraman who caught one of the most side-splitting snow fails of all time, has opened up about what happened after the man he was filming stacked it.
In a clip posted by TikTok account colm_hand, he shared: “This guy just came from behind me and he was just walking by the camera and he just went flying and hit the deck.”
Check out the video below:
Colm added: “We ran over to him straight away because he really took quite a wallop. I wasn’t even sure if we were recording, it’s one of those shots where you think ‘did I get that?’.
“Luckily I had been in record and we got the shot. We went over and he was OK, he was a bit shook I think and we offered him a cup of tea down in the office but he didn’t want to. He just wanted to get home.”
We’re sure there’ve been plenty of similar instances this week, when heavy snow swept the UK.
The weather was so severe that one of the UK's largest and busiest airports fell victim to the conditions and was forced to close both of its runways as a result of 'heavy snow'.
On 10 December, Manchester Airport announced it closed its two runways, leading to a flurry of delayed and cancelled flights.
In a tweet, the airport stated: "Due to heavy snow fall, we have temporarily closed both runways.
"Health and safety will always be our top priority and operations will resume at the earliest opportunity.
"Passengers are advised to contact their airline for the most up-to-date flight information."
Flight cancellations also took place at Dublin Airport, while Gatwick also saw delays as a result of frost and ice on the runways.
The frost and snow also affected other areas of travel, with North West Motorway Police having warned drivers to stay vigilant on the roads.
North West Motorway Police tweeted: "Good morning folks, Snow fall this morning is causing surface water on the regions motorways.
"We are currently dealing with RTC’s on the M58, M62, M61 & A556. Please take care if you are heading out today and remember to allow plenty of time & drive carefully."
A severe weather warning was in place in Manchester across the weekend and the Met Office also released a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in areas such as Wales, the southwest of England, areas of Northern Ireland and most of Scotland.