Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

1 Year Later, Kdka Reporter Still Recovering from Regatta Injury

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

1 Year Later, Kdka Reporter Still Recovering from Regatta Injury

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This time last year at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, longtime KDKA reporter Dave Crawley was kneeling on a makeshift yellow rig for an assignment on the Red Bull Flugtag, in which competitors launch homemade flying contraptions off a pier. He was thrown from the flying craft as it descended 22 feet, landing in the water in what he described on air as "an ungracious belly flop." And while he held two thumbs up when he surfaced in the water, he says he was anything but fine.

His attorney, Ari Wilkenfeld of Washington, D.C., said in February that Mr. Crawley had been "severely injured." He has been off the air since last August.

Mr. Crawley is still recovering from those injuries, he said in a statement Friday, though he hopes eventually to return to work. …

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