Posted: 30 December, 2015 by Zoe

Those Giant Inflatable Pool Toys You Got For Christmas Might Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Tags: scoopla, summer, life

It hasn’t even been a week since Christmas, but already 4 people have nearly drowned, and everybody is looking at inflatable swans to blame.


This summer, you might be super keen to take your new inflatable swan out for a float, BUT, just remember these inflatables are best for pools! 

In two recent separate incidents, four people had to be rescued in Auckland’s harbour, both involving a giant inflatable swan. 

The first involved two teenage girls being blown away around 1.5km offshore whilst riding the swan, the other involved two people who had to be rescued after their swan overturned. 

Auckland Police Maritime Unit’s Sergeant John Saunders has been keen to remind everybody "These are not boats and should not be used outside of a small sheltered swimming pool"

Stay safe everybody and have fun with your swan in the pool! 

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