Television news in the internet age may exist solely so field reporters can put themselves into harms way in order to emphasize the danger of inclement weather. Enter NBC's Miguel Almaguer, who had to be rescued yesterday from a mudslide east of Los Angeles.

Almaguer was out in the Azusa area of L.A. on Friday to do a story on the massive storms currently dropping feet of water on California. To demonstrate the depth of a mudslide in the city, Almaguer waded into the muck up to his knees live on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Then, at some point, he got stuck.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Almaguer was retrieved from the mud by firemen and a man whose house was near the site of the report.

Someone get the man a canoe.

[image via NBC]