This unfortunate Dutch reporter learns a valuable life lesson in the above clip: don’t lean on anything you don’t know to be stable, especially if the alternative is falling bass-ackwards off a boat into chilly dock waters.
Viral this week on YouTube and reddit, the above video shows a Dutch interview gone horribly wrong when the reporter leans on a dangling cable for balance and support, only to end up falling overboard. The interviewee takes off his massive bling in what appears to be a strange attempt to save her, but she’s ultimately resuced when someone throws her a life ring.
It’s a pretty hilarious video, though some online have cast doubt over its authenticity.
For Elite Daily, Connor Toole admits that while he’d like to believe that the video is real, he has his doubts.
“I hate to be a killjoy, but I have to call shenanigans on this one. Things went far too smoothly for me to be convinced that this wasn’t a set-up. The people in charge just so happened to stage an interview next to the only place a person could conceivably fall and managed to keep their composure (and camera focus) while rescuing a drowning reporter.”
Real or not, watching a Dutch reporter fall overboard is a nice way to break up the office monotony this Tuesday. Check it out above and let us know what you think in the comments!
Author: Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.