How to Make Sure Your Floatie Device Doesn’t Leave You Stranded

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!”