Local Fox D.C. reporter Tucker Barnes felt the full force of Hurricane Irene, as he was engulfed in “sea foam” from the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. In a day which saw many national and local TV reporters brave the elements, Barnes easily looks to have won the award for “bravest reporter.”

According to Fox, “WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes was providing live updates for stations around the country as a wall of what he described as sea foam poured over him. … He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That ‘organic material’ was most likely the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm.”

“It doesn’t taste great,” he said. “I can tell you first-hand, it doesn’t smell great.”

WATCH: Video from FOX Washington D.C. affiliate on August 27, 2011.