With all the flooding in both Queensland and Victoria at the moment, it was only a matter of time before someone somewhere decided to take a scenic joyride downriver on the back of a blow up doll. Fortunately it was only hilarity - and not tragedy - that ensued.
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According to the ABC, a 19 year old woman was rescued yesterday afternoon after she fell off the blow-up doll she'd been riding down the Yarra river with a 19 year old man. Fortunately, she was able to grab a tree and yell for help, and both were rescued by SES workers shortly afterwards.
Although it's funny to picture someone floating down the Yarra atop a blow-up doll, remember that these toys aren't designed to be used as floatation devices, unless you happen to be "floating" on a waterbed, without pants.