Jeff Smith: KXAS reporter gets stuck in the mud at Lake Ray Hubbard

A Texas television reporter had a run in with Mother Nature while trying to do a story on a local drought.

Reporter Jeff Smith of KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth was reporting on low water levels at Lake Ray Hubbard recently.

When he jumped into the lake feet first, he became trapped by a thick, gooey mud.

"I knew the mud was deep. I had mud boots on. I knew it was probably pretty thick, but I had no idea it was that deep and that thick. I got stuck the moment I jumped off," said Smith.
Smith's photographer had a good laugh about what happened, along with most of his newsroom, before he was pulled out of the muck.