The Deník reporter was at the transformation of the citizen Jiří Pánek into a water creature. The one in the green costume has been entertaining people for over 30 years. He has now immigrated from southern Bohemia to the Roudnice region.
We met a waterman under Říp, we were interested in where and why he got married.
| Video: Deník / Jaroslav Balvín
Jiří Pánek, a native of Brno, has lived in a small village at the foot of Říp for four months. People from Mělník or Říp set out to entertain in several costumes from home. A 65-year-old man disguised as a waterman is known to people from southern Bohemia and Kampa in Prague. It is said that few people believed that the mask would catch on in the Podřipsko region. “One regular from Krabčice told me after the second shift, it won’t work here. Chochtan is a completely water creature, and you are flying here at the foot of Říp, “says Pánek. After three shifts, his friend reportedly spoke differently. “I catch it everywhere, by the pond and on dry land,” the man laughs.
Unique reconstruction. There will be a wedding cottage from the wine press in solitude under Říp
In recent days, Pánek also cheered Michal Bednář’s family on a trip. “We were in Říp for the last time on New Year’s Eve. We are meeting the waterman here for the first time, “said the head of a family of four from Prague. Pánek also visits Captain Jack Sparrow, Musketeer d’Artagnan, clown and Czech ancestor. He used to work as an imitator and puppeteer.
Do you like waterman, do you know him? Take a look at his Facebook
Jiří Pánek alias Čochtan has a profile on Facebook. He publishes pictures of people who took pictures with him. Maybe you will also find them on them.