A woman distracted by a text fell feet-first into a frozen canal in Birmingham — and the entire incident was caught on tape thanks to England's ubiquitous CCTV cameras.

Laura Safe, a newsreader for the Capital FM Breakfast Show, later joked about the tumble on Twitter, saying she "should really be called Laura UNsafe after the day I've had."

She explained that she mistook the icy canal for pavement and kept on texting her boyfriend, oblivious to the impending doom.

"I heard a man called out 'stop' to me and I looked up at him, but it was too late by that point," she said. That man, who goes by Neil, is also credited with pulling Safe out of the water.

"I had to lay down on the side with my arms in the water because she was submerged and pulled her out," he told the Daily Mail. "If you were going to choose a day to go in the canal it would not have been yesterday, it was absolutely freezing and really icy."

Safe spent an hour at a nearby pizza shop drying herself off, and then vowed to never text anyone ever again.

[video via Telegraph, photo via Twitter]