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The Latest: Regatta declines to comment on reporter’s suit

July 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a TV reporter’s lawsuit over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

A Pennsylvania TV reporter has sued over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt in which he plunged 22 feet into the Allegheny River in a homemade flying machine.

The lawsuit by KDKA reporter Dave Crawley names EQT Three Rivers Regatta, Red Bull and a marketing agency.

It stems from an August 2017 media piece before the Red Bull Flugtag event, in which teams in homemade devices “fly” from a pier into a river.

The suit contends Crawley was left with spleen and diaphragm injuries and a traumatic brain injury.

The regatta declined to comment, saying officials were still “gathering information and reviewing the details” of the lawsuit.

Red Bull says “the safety of spectators and participants is always our primary concern.”

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12:40 p.m.

A Pennsylvania TV reporter has sued over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt in which he plunged 22 feet into the Allegheny River in a homemade flying machine.

The lawsuit by KDKA-TV reporter Dave Crawley names EQT Three Rivers Regatta, Red Bull and a marketing agency.

It stems from an August 2017 media piece before the Red Bull Flugtag event, in which teams in homemade devices “fly” from a pier into a river.

The suit contends Crawley was left with spleen and diaphragm injuries and a traumatic brain injury.

The regatta didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Red Bull says that the event dates to 1991 and that “the safety of spectators and participants is always our primary concern.”

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