It's not every day that a small town like Danvers makes national news.
In fact, Danvers Police Sergeant Robert Bettencourt said that in the five years he has been serving as Community Relations Director, he hasn't seen a story from town showcased on such a national level.
The story, , was of a family lost inside of the . The panicked adults phoned 911 about a half hour after the maze had closed, resulting in a
Bettencourt said between he and Police Chief Neil Ouellette, they've received various inquiries from not only the local Boston television stations, but the story has also been picked up by:
- The Jay Leno Show
- Good Morning America
- L.A. Times
- New York Daily News
- New York Post
- USA Today
- Toronto Sun
And Bettencourt said the list of media outlets inquiring about the story is still growing.
The and national media have respected the family's wish to remain anonymous.
"It's really dark, and we have a three week old baby with us," the woman said to the 911 dispatcher. "We thought this would be fun. Instead, it's a nightmare."
The woman said it was daytime when they entered the corn maze, and they figured if they got lost, someone would come around to look for them. "Never again," she repeated several times throughout the call, noting that it was her three-week old daughter's first time out.
Bettencourt said even the the didn't get as many calls to the Police Department as this story has.