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Lads Rescued After Floating Out To Sea On Blow-Up Mattress With Esky Full Of Beers

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Lads Rescued After Floating Out To Sea On Blow-Up Mattress With Esky Full Of Beers

Two lads have been rescued after their chilled adventure on a blow up mattress went horribly wrong.

Jackson Perry and Noah Palmer were excited to hop on their tiny inflatable vessel with an esky of beers and drift along the water in Western Australia.

But their fun afternoon quickly turned into a distressing situation when the wind blew them out to sea.

Perry told Channel 7's Sunrise: "We just thought we'd go out and drift around on the water for a moment on the mattress, and then we realised the wind had taken us out.

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"We couldn't paddle against the wind and we just kept going further and further out. We only aimed to be 100m off shore max and before we knew it, we were out to sea."

Their phones only had single digit battery life left so they called their mate Tex and explained the situation.

Credit: 7News
Credit: 7News

Thankfully, the bloke didn't think this was all just a pisstake and leapt into action.

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He fired up his trusty jet ski and raced towards the mattress in distress in the hope he would find them in time.

While it was a scary three hours for Jackson and Noah, they admit it was remedied by the esky of beers that they had with them.

If it wasn't for those trusty cans, they probably would have been pretty worried.

Perry added: "All we knew is that Tex was 30-40 minutes away and we were just hoping he finds us because all of our phones were dying and we were kind of getting worried at that point."

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They were floating in the open water four kilometres from the shore and there were several moments where the mattress started deflating. One of the lads had to keep jumping into the sea to pump it back up.

Eventually, Tex managed to get them before they drifted off to South Africa and they have all lived to tell the tale.

Featured Image Credit: 7News

Topics: Australia

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