BBC reporter covering Hawaii hurricane hit by falling tree during live report: 'That was unexpected'

A BBC reporter covering Hurricane Lane in Hawaii was hit by a falling tree during a live radio report.

The reporter, James Cook, was describing the storm’s path when a loud crack is heard in the background, according to the recording released by the BBC. The sound of rustling leaves can also be heard as the tree falls.

A few seconds later, Cook struggles a bit before announcing that he’s “alright.”

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“I’m fine,” he said. “That was unexpected.”

Cook, uninjured, then tells his colleagues to not move the tree, managing to make his way out from under the branches himself. It’s at that point he noticed that his laptop had been crushed. 

Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC).

"The good news is Lane got weak and fell apart. We dodged a bullet," Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a news conference Friday.

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However, Hawaiians aren’t totally in the clear as of yet. As of 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, the weather service said that the storm was moving “slowly toward the north-northwest south of Hawaii” and that “Lane’s outer rain bands  [are] producing severe flooding across parts of the Hawaiian islands.”

Fox News’ Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.