Quite fascinating to see how news media work these days, and how a relatively insignificant feel good story gets picked up and spreads. I suppose that due to all the not-so-nice things that are going on in the world these days, people are craving for comforting stories.
The tale of the calf rescue action during our packrafting trip of last Sunday first got picked up by Facebook, then by the regional edition of Het Laatste Nieuws, and finally it appeared on Het Nieuwsblad, WireNewsFax (note the funny auto-translated text), De Standaard, TVNews, NewsLocker, Brussels Times, VRT, and especially also on RobTV, a regional TV station in the province of Flemish Brabant.
After seeing the item on RobTV, the owner of the calf called the TV station to ask for passing on his gratitude to the rescue party (so that’s us, or better Evert and Glen, since all I did was producing video footage).
Only too bad that everyone seems to be referring to us as kayakers, whereas we are of course packrafters!