A boy floating on a unicorn-shaped raft drifted into the ocean off the coast of North Carolina and needed to be saved, a report said.

The child was visiting from Ohio last week when his rainbow-colored blow-up raft suddenly blew out to sea, prompting a search and rescue effort, according to WWAY-TV.

“The float was right there, in easy reach, and then just in the blink of an eye, it was beyond the breakers and too far for them to reach,” Oak Island Water Rescue Chief Tony Young told the network.

“They immediately called 911 when they realized they couldn’t reach him, and they also told him to stay on the float.”

A boat arrived in less than 15 minutes and brought the little boy back to shore.

“Handing that little kid back to his mom after we brought him in from way out in the ocean on that float was payment enough for all of us,” Young said.

“I’m sure I speak for the whole team when it comes to that.”

The boy was not injured in the unicorn float mishap.


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