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Nicholas Carey
01-18-2011, 08:02 PM
I couldn't make this up if I tried.

http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2011/01/17/1225989/310569-yarra-river-inflatable-doll.jpg

http://www.news.com.au/weird-true-freaky/couple-floating-on-dolls-rescued-on-yarra-river/story-e6frflri-1225989295328

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/river-rescue-as-sex-toy-ditches-rider-20110117-19sra.html


A COUPLE floating down Melbourne's Yarra River on inflatable dolls have been rescued after getting into trouble.

Police say the 19-year-old couple had just passed Pound Bend Tunnel at Warrandyte North when the water became turbulent and the woman lost control of her grip on the doll about 4.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday.

The woman grabbed hold of a tree that was floating in the river.

The man stayed with her and they yelled for help, police say.

A passer-by contacted triple zero and police and SES went to the scene.

A kayaker took life jackets to the pair and the SES attended with a boat and rescued the pair.

They were checked by ambulance officers but did not require medical attention.

Police say the fate of the dolls is unknown.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/weird-true-freaky/couple-floating-on-dolls-rescued-on-yarra-river/story-e6frflri-1225989295328#ixzz1BRFRf5pf

I wonder if anybody has posted this over on SA (http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/)? :D

seanz
01-18-2011, 08:04 PM
And well they might say that.

But the Yarra river is in Victoria.

:)

AussieBarney
01-18-2011, 08:07 PM
And well they might say that.

But the Yarra river is in Victoria.

:)
And as we know, Seanz, those bloody Victorians are capable of just about anything.

Nicholas Carey
01-18-2011, 08:08 PM
And well they might say that.

But the Yarra river is in Victoria.

:)Fixed that!

|:)

seanz
01-18-2011, 08:16 PM
And as we know, Seanz, those bloody Victorians are capable of just about anything.

Hey! :(


:D

purri
01-18-2011, 08:17 PM
Whatever floats their boat!

Phillip Allen
01-18-2011, 08:38 PM
I see a business opportunity here...

Ian McColgin
01-18-2011, 08:49 PM
The PFD you keep close and use is the right PFD, even if the F is not for "floatation."

coelacanth2
01-18-2011, 09:56 PM
Very quick Ian, and well said.

purri
01-18-2011, 10:02 PM
It appears to have dual purpose. Therefore might it be termed a "fluctation" device?

The Bigfella
01-18-2011, 10:23 PM
Can anyone explain how she lost her grip on hers, but he managed to stay connected?

Wooden Boat Fittings
01-19-2011, 06:37 AM
Seriously speaking for a moment (if I may,) those two were damn' lucky not to have been washed into the Pound Bend tunnel. It's a straight bore, maybe, oh, 15' dia and about a quarter of a mile long that cuts off a large bend in the river. If they'd got washed into that they'd have been lucky to have survived at all.

Mike

skuthorp
01-19-2011, 07:17 AM
I've shot the Pound Bend tunnel in a very ordinary FG kayak, but not at the levels the river is now. You really have to keep your head way down! Only once!
As for the PF(?)D's, I always thought they were safety devices for use if your water bed burst.

Phillip Allen
01-19-2011, 08:40 AM
I've shot the Pound Bend tunnel in a very ordinary FG kayak, but not at the levels the river is now. You really have to keep your head way down! Only once!
As for the PF(?)D's, I always thought they were safety devices for use if your water bed burst.

I kain't believe you said that after all the crap I've been given over saying bicycle helmets are not worn by me

S.V. Airlie
01-19-2011, 08:42 AM
Thanks for keeping us "abreast" of the situation...

Phillip Allen
01-19-2011, 09:30 AM
I want to see heavier construction and a few "leather" straps and a USCG approval sticker on those dolls


I want my share of the profits

Shang
01-19-2011, 09:35 AM
Thanks for keeping us "abreast" of the situation...

Keep us in touch if you get to the bottom of the matter.

S.V. Airlie
01-19-2011, 09:37 AM
Oh, that's cheeky

Phillip Allen
01-19-2011, 09:38 AM
should these new PFD's be worn standing up (Baptists may be wrongly accused of dancing) or in a supine position...should work well with kayakook fanciers

Phillip Allen
01-19-2011, 09:40 AM
Can anyone explain how she lost her grip on hers, but he managed to stay connected?

what is the crux of your question?

WX
01-19-2011, 05:07 PM
Shakes head...talk about stupid.

bobbys
01-19-2011, 07:06 PM
Don't think i would get much flotation with my Ann Coulter doll, Not enough junk in the trunk!

SARdean
02-12-2011, 12:04 AM
So was that doll modeled after Mae West?

WX
02-12-2011, 01:05 AM
Can anyone explain how she lost her grip on hers, but he managed to stay connected?
That's easy, men have a patented locking device that ensures perfect connectivity with PFD.

doorstop
02-12-2011, 04:03 AM
I have had a wee titter at this one. ;)

Imagine a 'Julia doll', One could keep a regiment afloat!

PeterSibley
02-12-2011, 07:45 AM
Can anyone explain how she lost her grip on hers, but he managed to stay connected?

It would depend on the model .