Thursday, July 24, 2008

Penguins rescued off Scottish coast

Rescuers hunting for the site of a plane crash at sea off the coast of Scotland called off their search - after the casualties turned out to be two inflatable penguins. Coastguard and lifeboat teams, along with a helicopter, were scrambled after an elderly man reported a light plane had ditched near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. He was convinced he saw wreckage glinting in the sun. But rescuers discovered that what he had spotted were two massive balloons shaped like penguins. The search was called off after the 4ft penguins, which were semi-inflated, were discovered . The two penguins - whose source remains a mystery - have now been "adopted" by the lifeboat team. Source: Daily Record (via: Penguins!)

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