This is crazy. Keep in mind someone is also downrange doing the filming:
I assume the shovel is so after they “accidentally” hit the shovel man with an errant shot, they can simply pick up the shovel and dig him a shallow grave.
Dance shovel boy Dance!
In the US we only send photographers down range and say it’s perfectly safe. Sending a photographer AND a guy with a shovel down range is just madness.
Hat tip: Krystian, Lance, and Eric