TV reporter sues over promotional plunge into river
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania TV reporter has sued over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt in which he plunged 22 feet into the Allegheny River in a homemade flying machine.
The lawsuit by KDKA-TV reporter Dave Crawley names EQT Three Rivers Regatta, Red Bull and a marketing agency.
It stems from an August 2017 media piece before the Red Bull Flugtag event, in which teams in homemade devices “fly” from a pier into a river.
The suit contends Crawley was left with spleen and diaphragm injuries and a traumatic brain injury.
The regatta didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Red Bull says that the event dates to 1991 and that “the safety of spectators and participants is always our primary concern.”