A little girl was found floating on an inflatable unicorn in the middle of the sea and she was rescued by a Greek ferry.
The child, who was around four years old, was propelled out into the ocean by strong currents in the Gulf of Corinth off the coast of Antirrio in western Greece, reports local media.
When her parents realised she’d drifted out of sight, they contacted port officials, who in turn radioed the captain of a local ferry on the Rio-Antirrio route.
Video taken by one of the ship’s passengers shows the moment the girl was spotted floating on the unicorn.
“I was approaching the port of Antirio and I was notified by the Port Authority that a child, who I did not expect to be so small, had been swept away by the currents on a nearby beach, which is near the port pier,” Captain Grigoris Karnesis told the Greek City Times.
“She was frozen from fear, because the current was very strong. I put the ship in such a position so as not to affect the small inflatable.
“I placed it in such a way that the ship was not affected by ripples, because if the inflatable sank we would have serious problems.
“We approached slowly and were able to rescue the child.”
Fortunately, the rescue went well.
Watch the video below.
Mum and dad probably pissed on the beach dont even notice she’s gone! pic.twitter.com/DRfkkrQJa3
— LEE LEE THE 3RD ⚔️ (@LeeBrasco) August 27, 2020