Colorado Springs, Colo. (CBS DENVER) — A Colorado Springs reporter was hospitalized after suffering severe frostbite following his attempts to do a late-night liveshot by himself in freezing temperatures.
Eric Fink, a KRDO-TV reporter, faced problems connecting his camera to his backpack as he attempted to set up the liveshot on Saturday night, Mediabistro reports. Fink told producers at the station he couldn’t fix the problem without taking off his gloves but expressed concern about frostbite in the freezing temperatures.
The low temperature in Colorado Springs never reached above freezing on Saturday and the low temperature was 11 degrees.
Fink is expected to recover and the station has been criticized by reporters for their lack of safety training in extreme weather – although the station itself recently reported on the risks of frostbite this winter.