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WATCH: Dutch reporter falls into the water while interviewing mayor

WATCH: Dutch Reporter Falls Into the Water While Interviewing Mayor

We all secretly love seeing news reporters screw up ... and this reporter from Holland made quite the blooper. Here's "Good Morning America."


'There's this Dutch reporter on a ship, she's walking over to interview the local mayor there. But when she reaches for a rope -- oh!!!! She loses her balance!'

Yeah, we couldn't stop laughing either. But the reporter was a good sport about it and even posted the entire thing on YouTube showing that after she fell in, her camera crew lowered the boom microphone down to her so she could still report. The show must go on!

The International Business Times says the reporter was filming a promotional video for an Easter festival held in the city of Kampen, but many are quick to point out the whole thing could have been a setup.

A reporter for Gawker wrote: 'Sure, she could have slipped into the water-through that conveniently open gate-at the best possible moment in a promotional video, but post-Kimmel cynicism says it's unlikely.'

And E! called attention to the fact that she 'never stops staring at the camera. What a weird world we live in that fake viral videos are now a legitimate way to promote an event. And what a weird viral video this is to promote an Easter music festival.'

Either way, it's pretty funny. What do you think? Totally unfortunate or an attempt to trick us?

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smprfitom April 10 2014 at 8:49 AM

If the mayor fell, that thing around his neck would have dragged him right to the bottom.

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Hello Yvonne April 09 2014 at 9:17 PM

I think that this was an accident. I live in the Netherlands for 40 years and I don't think that she fell in this ice cold water for showing off.

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chuck April 09 2014 at 9:58 PM

this is news?

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rdhendrick25 April 09 2014 at 10:36 PM

I swear to god I will never buy a RAV 4 because it's in every stupid video advertisement!

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belldn3 April 09 2014 at 11:18 PM

I give it a 7.

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Night hound April 10 2014 at 12:05 AM

If it was an embarrassing accident, good thing she can swim. And she handled the situation well...uh, considering. I'm in love!!! She's the best thing Dutch since Shocking Blue.

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doonooch Night hound April 10 2014 at 6:57 AM

dat was een eeuwigheid geleden

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Joe April 10 2014 at 1:26 AM

Her arms weren't together when she hit the water. I give it a 2.

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Patrick April 10 2014 at 2:13 AM

LOL so funny .... glad she is ok

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crotalus April 10 2014 at 6:02 AM

Probably staged. The reporter seems especially buoyant in the water, even though she has all her clothes on, including boots! If she fell into salt water, then that could account for some of the buoyancy. I'm thinking she may have a flotation vest on under her coat.

Is there a more complete video of her being pulled from the water and perhaps removing her coat?

I'm not certain, but I am skeptical.

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norhazg crotalus April 10 2014 at 8:53 AM

what would be the point of staging an incident like that?

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sal.fish April 10 2014 at 7:30 AM

Blonde`s gotta love em.

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