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We have a thread somewhere about idiots at sea but thought that this deserved a thread of its own 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44694062

People on an inflatable unicorn, flamingo and dinghy were among those who prompted air and sea searches from the Solent off the Hampshire coast.

The coastguard said its rescue teams, RNLI lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter rescued 15 people on Monday evening.

HM Coastguard's Piers Stanbury said: "We can't stress enough - inflatables are not suitable for use in the sea."

He said the hotspot for the call-outs was Hayling Island.

One person was blown more than 400m (1,312 ft) from Hayling Island beach into "one of the busiest waterways in the world" on an inflatable unicorn, the coastguard said.

 

best not to do it of the North Yorkshire coast though as there are not enough experienced crew to launch the boats. 

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1 hour ago, One percent said:

We have a thread somewhere about idiots at sea but thought that this deserved a thread of its own 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44694062

People on an inflatable unicorn, flamingo and dinghy were among those who prompted air and sea searches from the Solent off the Hampshire coast.

The coastguard said its rescue teams, RNLI lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter rescued 15 people on Monday evening.

HM Coastguard's Piers Stanbury said: "We can't stress enough - inflatables are not suitable for use in the sea."

He said the hotspot for the call-outs was Hayling Island.

One person was blown more than 400m (1,312 ft) from Hayling Island beach into "one of the busiest waterways in the world" on an inflatable unicorn, the coastguard said.

 

best not to do it of the North Yorkshire coast though as there are not enough experienced crew to launch the boats. 

I'm amazed anyone volunteers at all after those "sackings" over a risque mug. 

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2 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Ban inflatables! Ban! Ban! BAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inflatables are safe if deflated

It's the air

Ban Air! Ban! Ban! BAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

You want idiots at sea ...look no further 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/8648011.stm

From the article 

With only a road map for directions, he set off on the river Medway, from Gillingham, and headed for Southampton. 

But the RNLI said the man had "ended up travelling round the Isle of Sheppey".

xD

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35 minutes ago, One percent said:

From the article 

With only a road map for directions, he set off on the river Medway, from Gillingham, and headed for Southampton. 

But the RNLI said the man had "ended up travelling round the Isle of Sheppey".

xD

It gets better from the mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1269257/Man-sailing-round-UK-using-road-map-circling-Isle-Sheppey-Kent-coast.html

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The 45-year-old man, who has not been named, had to be rescued after running out of fuel have gone round the eight-mile wide island for a day-and-a-half.

He must have thought the south coast all looks the same 

Edited by Long time lurking

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