Sex toy river stunt backfires
An Australian couple had to be rescued - after they tried to float down a flood-swollen river on two inflatable sex dolls.
The bizarre attempt to navigate the Yarra River in Queensland backfired when the woman lost her doll in rough water, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
The incident prompted a warning from police that blow-up sex toys are "not recognised flotation devices".
Police and a State Emergency Services crew were called to the rescue when the pair, both 19, got into trouble at Warrandyte North.
They clung to a floating tree in the river, calling for help, and luckily a passer-by was on hand to call emergency services while a kayaker brought them life jackets.
Police and the SES crew eventually arrived to haul the thrill-seekers to safety.
With Queensland in the grip of its worst flooding in living memory, police said they were not amused at the pair's "stupid" actions.
"We've got people busy with rescues and to have to divert resources to that sort of thing is not ideal," said Senior Constable Wayne Wilson
"Most rescue organisations would frown on people behaving in such a manner because there are people out there who are in genuine need of assistance."
The rescued pair were checked by ambulance officers but did not require medical attention. "The fate of the inflatable dolls is unknown," added Senior Constable Wilson.