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Storm Desmond Forces RTE's Teresa Mannion To Make Wet Plea For People Not To 'Swim In The Sea'

05/12/2015 20:05 GMT | Updated 06/12/2015 02:59 GMT

An RTE TV reporter became a viral hit on Saturday, delivering a sodden report from a street in Salthill, Galway, while battered by wind and rain from Storm Desmond.

Approaching the segment as though she were behind enemy lines, under sniper fire and facing imminent capture, Teresa Mannion pleaded with locals not to make “unnecessary journeys” or “take risks on treacherous roads.”

Live updates on #StormDesmond from Teresa Mannion at Salthill in Galway and Joe Mag Raollaigh at Dublin Airport

Posted by RTÉ News on Saturday, 5 December 2015


“And don’t swim in the sea,” she shouted at the shaking camera. “Incredibly people have been spotted in the water here in Blackrock in Salthill today and yesterday.”

This is a video purporting to show two boys swimming in the sea at Salthill during the storm:

According to RTE, Mannion made it back to the station uninjured.

Storm Desmond