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 • 396

  • Hello People
    Hello People 17 days 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 22 days 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 23 days 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 26 days ago +1

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

    PANOS NIKOLAOU 29 days ago +1

    why he dont know how to swim at 8 years old

  • kylee danielle
    kylee danielle 29 days 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 29 days ago

    Has happend to me too

  • Brian Mejia
    Brian Mejia Month ago


  • -TarynThe GachaGurl-

    Dang i live in NC

  • Nan - C
    Nan - C Month ago


    UMBRELLAZ Month ago

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

  • whalien whales
    whalien whales Month 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 Month ago

    Unicorn wishes to be free.

  • Booker D
    Booker D Month ago

    Mr beast new idea

  • GBK_Dark
    GBK_Dark Month 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. Month ago

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

  • lolrip 07
    lolrip 07 Month ago

    If he is a pool float expert he wasted his life

  • YeeYee
    YeeYee Month ago

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

  • Jäger Main
    Jäger Main Month ago

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

  • bye brothers
    bye brothers Month ago

    That's why I don't go outside

  • 808supa43
    808supa43 Month ago

    I guess common sense is not so common

  • Kenneth Blanco
    Kenneth Blanco Month ago

    Nice unicorn

  • Hipporider Games
    Hipporider Games Month 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 Month ago

    Have some common sense MOM!

  • Jake Malin
    Jake Malin Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Mom is not that bright.

  • Brains before BS
    Brains before BS Month ago

    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 Month ago


  • Haigs Haigains
    Haigs Haigains Month ago

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

  • DaT Venom
    DaT Venom Month ago +1

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

  • Judith Riblett
    Judith Riblett Month ago

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

  • Renata Gale
    Renata Gale Month 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 Month ago

    This reminds me of a new Netflix original movie

  • hi me
    hi me Month ago +1


    FORMORTAL Month ago

    its a little funny tbh

  • Kaijah Minor
    Kaijah Minor Month ago

    why is this funny lmaoo

  • Kaylee Grace
    Kaylee Grace Month 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🤔

  • zD Daniel
    zD Daniel Month ago

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

  • Keyblademaster Sora

    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

  • no Jojo no girl
    no Jojo no girl Month ago

    *My Little Pony*

  • hype_mystic YT
    hype_mystic YT Month ago +1


  • AwkwardUnicorn
    AwkwardUnicorn Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

    Oh my,

    I want a unicorn floaty

  • layla zavala
    layla zavala Month ago

    These little brits hahahaha

  • F4t3 Fn
    F4t3 Fn Month 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 Month ago

    It’s in the title. POOL floatie!

  • Mr Bread Yeah yeah
    Mr Bread Yeah yeah Month 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 Month ago

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

  • MossyMoth
    MossyMoth Month ago


    • Jason
      Jason Month ago


  • Daneiyah Star
    Daneiyah Star Month ago

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

  • Ashley Olivares
    Ashley Olivares Month ago

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

  • SEAN
    SEAN Month ago +4

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

    • Jason
      Jason Month 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 Month ago

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

  • positive kaitlyn
    positive kaitlyn Month ago

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

  • Emma Ansel
    Emma Ansel Month ago +1

    Ok first of all why do you have a giant floating unicorn in ocean... I was at the beach yesterday in NC and it was very windy. The kid doesn’t know how to swim and he doesn’t have a life jacket. Duh mom

  • Lady Red
    Lady Red Month ago

    Doesn't it say on the package it's for POOL use only?

  • liberty M
    liberty M Month ago

    Why do people think this is a good idea

  • savannah snellings
    savannah snellings Month ago

    It's good that he is okay

  • SpudMeister r
    SpudMeister r Month ago

    Jesus Christ what has this world come to

  • Abbiesolutliy terrible Hi

    Oh that’s awkward I have that same float and I brought it to the beach

  • Boned Youuu
    Boned Youuu Month ago


  • Um Nobody/Gay Maximilianmus

    *I told you inside banned these toys!*

  • sehyun
    sehyun Month ago

    That really wasn't a half a mile

  • Calbadob L
    Calbadob L Month ago

    Who lets a kid on raft on open waters when they dont know how to swim

  • Alex Valera
    Alex Valera Month ago

    The real problem is what kind of boy has a unicorn floaty lol

  • Jesus Cabrera
    Jesus Cabrera Month ago

    Man he should've died