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Large police force rescues floating body from water before realizing it was blow up doll

By Mason White 4:39 AM January 29, 2016
Doll that was recovered from the water 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Police officers were left embarrassed after conducting a major rescue effort to retrieve a floating blow up doll from the water, police in the United Kingdom said.

Newquay police said that the major search operation was launched after a body was seen floating in water, but it turned out to be an inflatable doll.

Boats and helicopters crews were called to Newquay, after a fisherman thought it was a dead person floating face down in the water.

Police said that after the doll was recovered, it was put in the trash. Police were initially called around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, and witnesses reported seeing flares set off to illuminate the scene.

After a long search, the doll was discovered by the coastguard rescue helicopter and recovered from the Newquay Bay.

Despite the mistake, police praised the fisherman who had reported the body, saying that he had done the right thing.