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01/26/2016 04:01 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2016

Massive Search And Rescue Finds Its 'Victim' -- A Sex Doll

So deflating.

All she needed was a little air.

A major search and rescue operation in Cornwall, England, Monday discovered that reports of a body floating in the water were blown out of proportion.

The actual victim turned out to be an inflatable sex doll, SWNS reported.

The inflatable doll was recovered after a 90-minute search of the bay.
SWNS
The inflatable doll was recovered after a 90-minute search of the bay.

A fisherman phoned emergency workers to report that he had spotted a lifeless body floating face down in Newquay Bay, prompting the air and sea search, the agency noted.

About 90 minutes later, a helicopter crew spotted the doll in the middle of the bay, SWNS wrote. The faux female wore a "New York" T-shirt and polka-dot pants. The sex toy's giant red lips were unsmudged by the salt water.

Despite the unexpected find, a rescue official pointed out that the fisherman took the right course of action in calling, the BBC noted.

One local believes the doll was a prank because of a local ban on sex dolls.
SWNS
One local believes the doll was a prank because of a local ban on sex dolls.

"The 999 caller gave accurate information which led to a successful search and a positive outcome," lifeboat operations manager Gareth Horner said. "While the doll may have been deflated by the incident we were happy to discover no-one was hurt."

According to the Telegraph, the doll might have been a prank in response to a local Newquay ban on sex dolls. 

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