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Texting Woman Falls Into Canal: Radio Personality Laura Safe Falls Into Birmingham Cana, Caught on Tape [VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Jan 25, 2013 04:48 PM EST

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A woman fell into a canal after texting on her phone.(Photo : Reuters)

British radio personality Laura Safe was texting when she fell into a canal and it was caught on tape. UPI reported that she walked straight into a canal in Birmingham and a CCTV tape caught it all.

"I thought the canal was pavement because it looked dark out of the corner of my eye," Safe said to the Sun.

She also tweeted, "I should really be called Laura UNsafe after the day I've had."

A bystander, Neil Edginton, saw the event and tried to stop it from happening but it was too late.

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"This man came running up Baywatch style, grabbed my hand and pulled me up," Safe said to The Sun. "He was a hero and saved my life."

Safe is a radio personality for Capital FM Radio and was texting her boyfriend while on her way to a shopping center in Birmingham, reported ABC News.

A CCTV camera shows Safe walking down some stairs into the shopping center and then suddenly falling into the cold canal.

Edginton told the sun that he "realized her focus was on her mobile phone and that she was going to walk straight into the water. I shouted to her to stop but it was too late. I dropped my phone and ran over to her. I had to lay down on the side with my arms in the water because she was submerged and pulled her out."

Edington said to the Daily Mail, "I had to lay down on the side with my arms in the water because she was submerged and pulled her out. 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 didn't sustain any serious injuries but she said to The Sun that she definitely knows she needs to be more careful.

"I'm a lot more cautious," said Safe in The Sun. "I don't text any more. I'm too scared."

Edginton who is the founder of EDG properties joked to The Daily Mail, "I would not want to have to do it again - there are only so many suits you can throw away!"

Safe phoned Edginton on air and thanked him for saving her.

She said, "There was there on the edge, teetering on the edge moving my arms around, trying to save myself from falling into this horrendous canal which is most probably full of, well I don't know what's in there."

ABC News reached out to Safe for a comment and Capitla FM Radio said that she was on a skiing vacation.

"We've sent her off with a lot of padding," said Gaynor Martin, the program administrator to ABC News.

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