Today's award goes to a woman and (presumably) her boyfriend in Queensland, Australia.
A bizarre decision to ride an inflatable doll down a flood-swollen Yarra River blew up in a woman’s face yesterday when she lost her latex playmate in a rough patch.
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 woman and a man, both 19, struck trouble at Warrandyte North about 4.30pm yesterday.
They were floating down the river on two inflatable dolls and had just passed the Pound Bend Tunnel when the woman lost her toy in turbulent water.
She clung to a floating tree, calling for help while the man stayed with her. Fortunately for the pair, a passer-by called triple zero while a kayaker took life jackets to the pair. Police and the SES crew hauled the water-logged thrillseekers to safety.
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"The fate of the inflatable dolls is unknown," said Senior Constable Wilson.
There's more at the link.
All I can say is, someone downstream is about to get a hell of a surprise at the next thing he hauls out of the river! I wonder if it'll count as 'salvage interruptus'?