Wellington, Jan 17 (ANI): An Australian woman who decided to ride her inflatable doll down the flood-swollen Yarra River was ditched by the rescue team when she lost her sex toy in a rough patch.
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 yesterday.
She clung to a floating tree, calling for help and soon was heard by a passer-by who called triple zero while while a kayaker took life jackets to the pair.
Police and the SES crew hauled the water-logged thrill-seekers to safety.
The police wasn't amused, to say the least.
''We've got people busy with rescues and to have to divert resources to that sort of thing is not ideal," Stuff.co.nz quoted Senior Constable Wayne Wilson as saying.
''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,'' he said.
The rescued pair was checked by ambulance officers but did not require medical attention. (ANI)