10News reporter, photographer continue recovery

Posted at 5:40 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 18:19:26-05

10News reporter Marie Coronel and photographer Mike Gold are continuing to recover in the hospital after both were seriously injured while shooting a story in Mira Mesa.

On Monday, Marie and Mike were covering a weather-related story on Maya Linda Road for the 5 a.m. show when a tree came down on both of them as they were setting up.

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Mike spoke to reporter Emily Valdez from his hospital room, and he told her, "We were at the base of the two large trees that had fallen and we were getting ready for our live shot. I had my camera pointed towards Marie, she was standing there and all of a sudden her eyes go up and she said, 'Oh, [expletive], and that's the last thing that happened."

Mike suffered a compound fracture to his leg and remains in the hospital, though he appears to be eager to go home. He's in good spirits and is using a walker to move around.

Marie suffered a concussion and has several broken bones. Marie faced multiple spinal injuries and her doctor says it's a "mystery" she wasn't paralyzed. Despite it possibly taking months for her to recover completely, Marie said she's thankful it wasn't worse. She is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday.

Both Mike and Marie are expected to make a full recovery.

When told about the well wishes he and Marie were receiving on social media, Mike called it "absolutely fantastic. I totally appreciate that love."

Marie said she is being read all of the messages and tweets and is grateful for the support.

The following message was posted on Marie's Facebook page on Tuesday morning:

This message is on behalf of 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV reporter Marie Coronel:Marie has received so many messages,...

Posted by Marie Coronel 10News on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

10News has them in our thoughts as they recover -- if you would like to leave well wishes, visit our 10News Facebook page.