It was a fine morning when two Canadian kayakers, Benny Clark and Scott Linton, enjoyed their morning paddle in the Sheep River of Alberta, Canada. Its location is close to Turner Valley. The two firefighters suddenly saw a moose was trying to balance her way on a ridge above the water.
They saw that the moose was shivering and thought it might fall into the water sooner or later. So, they considered finding a way to help the perplexed moose calf safely to the ground. Unfortunately, it did fall into the river of which the current is very swift.
Another intriguing fact was that the unfortunate moose calf was only about 100 meters away from a rapids area. Thus, they both decided to take action to rescue the poor animal. Seeing the helpless animal start to sweep away by the current, Scoot Linton instantly jumped into the water.
Benny Clark who was standing at the riverside held a safety rope to help keep his friend’s safe. Holding on to the rope, Linton tried his best to reach the moose. Thank God that he was able to catch the moose out of the fast-moving river.
He then carried the calf while still holding onto the rope to make his way to the riverside. Both Mr. Linton and the moose calf were safe. The moose was wet, shivering, and looked very shocked.
Fortunately, both kayakers found out that there was no injury caused by the incident. Subsequently, they name the lucky moose calf with Mindy.
One of the kayakers, Mr. Linton, had already done a similar animal rescue before. He has earlier withdrawn an animal out of the Red Deer River in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Upon reaching the shore, Mr. Linton safely freed the moose, and it soon headed her way to the nearest forest. The two kayakers were hoping that the moose mother was not far from where they released the rescued animal for the calf’s sake.
Thus, they thought it was safe for them to let the moose calf go. Let’s hope that Mindy, who was only about 2 or 4 weeks old, will be alright.