Colin Perkel is a reporter with Canadian Press.. and you hear his voice right here on 570 News.  I finally met Colin face-to-face last year in Toronto, during a radio and television news conference. He was on a panel talking about supports in place for reporters covering traumatic events.  He was in Afghanistan when journalist  Michelle Lang was killed.  Colin has returned there many times to cover the stories that need telling.  He keeps going back.

Yesterday, while covering our soldiers in Afghanistan, he was on board the Chinook when it went down in a southern, remote area.  The reporter became part of the story.

Check out his chilling account of surviving the crash:–a-war-correspondent-s-first-hand-account-from-inside-his-crashing-chopper

Colin is on twitter too.  Track his adventures and his stories  @Perkel . lisa