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article imageVideo: Motorcyclist plays savior to drowning calf

By Greta McClain     Oct 6, 2012 in Odd News
Brits - Motorcycle racer Johan Gray was filming his Amageza Run Qualifier race in South Africa when he saw a calf in distress in a canal running parallel to the road.
The calf has somehow fallen into the steep walled canal and could not get out. Upon seeing the calf, Gray abandoned the race briefly, turned the motorcycle around and went back to the calf. Using what appears to be a tow strap, he clips one end of the strap to his motorcycle and lowers himself into the water with the other end.
Upon reaching the calf, Gray picks the calf up and tried to hold him in one hand while pulling himself up using the strap with the other hand. According to the Huffington Post, it took 5 attempts before Gray was able to get the calf onto dry land. On the 5th try, Gray ties the strap around the calf's front legs and hoists him out of the canal.
Gray did not abandon the calf once he was safely out of the canal. Instead, he put the calf on his bike and finds the rest of the herd and the owner of the calf.
Upon locating the herd, the owner stated the calf fell into the water, but because he (the owner) could not swim, he could not rescue the calf. Gray proceeded down the road until he came to a bridge crossing the canal. There he returned the calf to the owner.
The rescue was captured by Gray's Stealth Helmet Cam according to LiveLink.
The video has received more then 2 million views so far, with many commenting that Gray is a hero.
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