Dramatic Rescue of Girl Who Drifted Out to Sea on Inflatable Unicorn Goes Viral

The dramatic rescue of a little girl who drifted out to sea on an inflatable unicorn has gone viral, with many netizens praising the ship captain and his crew for making sure the girl is safe! Many had also blamed the parents for letting this happen, with a lot of netizens thinking they were too busy having fun to notice the girl had drifted out to sea…

Captain Grigoris Karnesi and his crew were near the beach of Antirrio in the Gulf of Corith in Greece when they spotted the inflatable unicorn out at sea, about 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the shore. They were surprised to see such a thing out at sea with a little girl clinging tightly on its neck.

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The crew sprang into action, knowing that the girl could be in danger if something goes awry. While the captain turned the ship slowly towards the girl, the crew also got ready to leap into the sea if the waves overturn the unicorn.

But the captain’s expert maneuver and super slow movement worked because the inflatable unicorn was not rocked away by the waves. Slowly, the ship moved and was finally able to reach the inflatable unicorn which was quickly fished out of the sea by the waiting crew.

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Someone picked up the girl and carried her to safety as everyone heaved a sigh of relief. Netizens praised the crew, especially the captain, for their quick actions to save the little girl. Many also admired the girl who appeared to be so calm despite the situation she was in, yet the captain revealed that she was actually in shock, not calm.

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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 it slowly and we were able to rescue the child,” the captain said.

The little one was not calm. She was frozen from her fear because the current was very strong.”

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The girl must have been so scared because when she saw the ship, she screamed. The crew made jokes and sang songs to cheer her up as they navigated back to the port. There, her worried parents were waiting as they had lodged a report that she had gone missing. It was great that she was safe. This could have ended up really badly…

Watch the heart-stopping rescue here: