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Australian Teens Rescued After Using Sex Doll as Raft

Jan 18, 2011 – 4:28 PM
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Ben Muessig

Ben Muessig Contributor

Thar she blows up!

A couple in Australia was rescued after attempting to float down a river near Melbourne on an inflatable sex doll.

The man and woman, both 19 years old, were drifting down the Yarra River in Victoria -- a state recently afflicted by severe flooding -- when the woman lost her grip on the sex toy in increasingly turbulent water on Sunday, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The woman reportedly grabbed hold of a tree branch while the man shouted for help.

A passer-by alerted authorities, and a kayaker gave the couple life jackets before rescuers were able to bring them to the shore.

Neither the man nor the woman required medical attention, though police reportedly informed them that their blow-up toy was "not a recognized flotation device."

News of the blow-up doll raft rescue comes as Australia continues to grapple with catastrophic floods that have claimed at least 30 lives.

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