8-Year-Old Boy Rescued After Unicorn Float Is Swept to Sea

  • Published on Jun 11, 2019
  • An 8-year-old boy was swept out to sea on a giant unicorn float in North Carolina. The incident is serving as a reminder about the dangers of inflatable toys in the ocean. After a relaxing day at the beach last week turned into a nightmare, Declan O'Connor's mother frantically called 911. “My son is floating out in the middle of the ocean on a floaty thing!” mom Jill told the dispatcher. “He doesn't have a life jacket on! He doesn't, he doesn't really know how to swim!”

Comments • 385

  • EpicTy
    EpicTy 6 days ago

    If the raft doesn't stay in one place in the swimming pool what made her think it would in the damn ocean?

  • pinkburberry
    pinkburberry 25 days ago

    His name was also Declan! My favorite singer is Declan

  • La' Vy
    La' Vy 2 months ago

    This mother is a damn fool!!! No life jacket! Its the ocean not a pool!

  • Hello People
    Hello People 2 months ago +1

    My dad ties a rope to the floaty so it doesn’t float away and puts a life jacket on my little bro

  • Shay Marie
    Shay Marie 2 months ago

    Why tf didnt she get him instead of calling someone. What a great idea mom, put your kid without a life jacket, doesnt know how to swim, thats a dumb blonde move. What is with these parents losing their kinds in the ocean, what great parents

  • Laurie Faith Prescott
    Laurie Faith Prescott 2 months ago

    And this is the dangers of floaties on Open Water because you never know what's going to happen as a recommendation and especially for safety keep the floating animals in the pool

  • Big Boi Chungus
    Big Boi Chungus 3 months ago +1

    This kid is 8 and he doesn’t know how to swim :/

    PANOS NIKOLAOU 3 months ago +1

    why he dont know how to swim at 8 years old

  • kylee danielle
    kylee danielle 3 months ago

    This is why i wouldn’t bring a floaty to an ocean! obviously you would float out. it’s used for pools.

  • Hugo Henttinen
    Hugo Henttinen 3 months ago

    Has happend to me too

  • Brian Mejia
    Brian Mejia 3 months ago


  • -TarynThe GachaGurl-
    -TarynThe GachaGurl- 3 months ago

    Dang i live in NC

  • Nan - C
    Nan - C 3 months ago +1


  • j e l l y X c l o u d
    j e l l y X c l o u d 3 months ago

    Good ol’ North Carolina...
    Riding in unicorns is quite normal

  • whalien whales
    whalien whales 3 months ago

    LIFE jacket. LIFE!!! Why wouldn't you put one on your kid who cant swim while they're in the ocean?!?

  • Ray Mak
    Ray Mak 3 months ago

    Unicorn wishes to be free.

  • Reap Bot
    Reap Bot 3 months ago

    Mr beast new idea

  • GBK_Dark
    GBK_Dark 3 months ago

    Honestly if u don’t know how to swim why even go into the ocean I mean there’s pools

  • Grim reaper I.V.
    Grim reaper I.V. 3 months ago

    Back in my old days we would always have a life jacket.

  • lolrip 07
    lolrip 07 3 months ago

    If he is a pool float expert he wasted his life

  • YeeYee
    YeeYee 3 months ago

    This happened to me once 😂 it's not fun😥

  • Jäger Main
    Jäger Main 3 months ago

    Doesn't know how to swim you need to teach him before going to the ocean

  • 808supa43
    808supa43 3 months ago

    I guess common sense is not so common

  • Kenneth Blanco
    Kenneth Blanco 3 months ago

    Nice unicorn

  • Hipporider Games
    Hipporider Games 3 months ago

    horrible mom this is sick why would u put ur son who doesnt really know how to swim on a floaty without a lifejacket in a rough ocean. literally all the moms fault screw her

  • Miss Kai
    Miss Kai 3 months ago

    Have some common sense MOM!

  • Jake Malin
    Jake Malin 3 months ago

    I’m guessing they don’t swim a lot in Ohio, no don’t bring your kids to the beach then if they can’t properly swim under 10 feet of water in a pool

  • Jake Malin
    Jake Malin 3 months ago

    I’m from Florida and of all the stupid thing that happen close to shore this should take 30 seconds for the probably tourist family to freak out and cause a scene only to have lifeguards save their kids and act like it was some amazing life altering experience and everyone had to hear it

  • My left nut smaller than my right.

    It's all fun and games *actually never mind* until lil Timmy or whatever gets yoinked by a gust of wind like the kid in the trampoline.

  • CALife
    CALife 3 months ago

    Mom is not that bright.

  • Assumption is the mother Of all fuck-ups

    1. Kid can’t swim
    2. No life preserver
    3. Parents let him float on the ocean

    The parents need a lifetime supply of condoms because they’re to stupid to reproduce

  • Infinite
    Infinite 3 months ago


  • Haigs Haigains
    Haigs Haigains 3 months ago

    Stupid mother it’s her fault. How irresponsible of her

  • DaT Venom
    DaT Venom 3 months ago +1

    That little kid ugly 😂 but good thing he’s ok

  • Judith Riblett
    Judith Riblett 3 months ago

    Those things aren't meant for the ocean use common sense people.

  • Renata Gale
    Renata Gale 3 months ago

    This should be on the Malabo rescue movie that my brother is obsessed with and watches it 24/7 on FLIPPING NETFLIX

  • Ashley Garcia
    Ashley Garcia 3 months ago

    This reminds me of a new Netflix original movie

  • hi me
    hi me 3 months ago +2


    FORMORTAL 3 months ago

    its a little funny tbh

  • Kaijah Minor
    Kaijah Minor 3 months ago

    why is this funny lmaoo

  • Kaylee Grace
    Kaylee Grace 3 months ago

    She said he didn’t have a life jacket right? Well when they reunited he had one on and like everyone else if he can’t barely swim then why is he out there by himself🤔

  • Recruited Davied ϟ
    Recruited Davied ϟ 3 months ago

    She said he didn’t had a life jacket bruh he did

  • Keyblademaster Sora
    Keyblademaster Sora 3 months ago

    This is also why you teach your kids to swim in case something like this happens also have bring a boggie board in case there there not strong enough to body surf back to shore on their own it

  • jojo bluey
    jojo bluey 3 months ago

    *My Little Pony*

  • hype_mystic YT
    hype_mystic YT 3 months ago +1


  • Yeonsel
    Yeonsel 3 months ago

    On A giANt uNicoRN fLoaT.
    Who brings a float to the ocean.
    This is the second time this week.

  • Kiki the Dork
    Kiki the Dork 3 months ago

    Same thing happened to me, but it was a lake, and I had a boogie bord. I feel asleep on the bord, and I woke up in the middle of the lake. My Mom tried to save me, but she almost drowned. So they got a good person to save me. I don't like talking about it much.

  • Luke Holland
    Luke Holland 3 months ago

    Well the mom could’ve been more responsible, does she not know that wind could blow him out to sea? She’s a proper tool

  • Isabella Fuentes
    Isabella Fuentes 3 months ago

    Oh my,

    I want a unicorn floaty

  • layla zavala
    layla zavala 3 months ago

    These little brits hahahaha

  • F4t3 Fn
    F4t3 Fn 3 months ago

    What would the uncle do just stay in the float with him??😂 it’s not like he can swim the float back.

  • Charlotte Burgess
    Charlotte Burgess 3 months ago

    It’s in the title. POOL floatie!

  • Mr Bread Yeah yeah
    Mr Bread Yeah yeah 3 months ago

    He’s eight and can’t swim so you let him go play in the ocean, yeah that’s fine and wait when they pulled him out he did have a life jacket

  • Alma Lozano
    Alma Lozano 3 months ago

    Didn’t this already happen with two girls ? On a swan float ???

  • MossyMoth
    MossyMoth 3 months ago


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  • Daneiyah Star
    Daneiyah Star 3 months ago

    Don’t nb want to make a birthday card for trum

  • Ashley Olivares
    Ashley Olivares 3 months ago

    Who uses a floatie to the beach?? It's safer ONLY in the pool.

  • SEAN
    SEAN 3 months ago +5

    Parents should be arrested! No life jacket!? Never taught your kid to swim!?
    Some people should not have children!

    • Jason
      Jason 3 months ago

      She's a female..I think.who know now a days.shes white..sooo nothing will ever happen to her.a protected species

  • jenna marie
    jenna marie 3 months ago

    k he’s 8 doesn’t know how to swim 😒

  • winter moonlight
    winter moonlight 3 months ago

    You don’t bring a floatie to the beach, only the pool