Emergency Crew Rescues ‘Drowning Woman’ That Turns Out To Be A Sex Doll

Divers in Japan undertook an important rescue this week, saving a “drowning woman” from the waters of Hachinohe, off the country’s northern coast. There’s just one problem: instead of a live woman, they actually rescued a life-sized sex doll. Thankfully, YouTuber Natsuki Tanaka was around to chronicle all the action, which she shared on Twitter to much laughter.

  1. Even Tanaka thought she was witnessing a real rescue at first. She was in the area filming a video for her YouTube channel when she noticed a horde of people crowded around the coast with diving crews on hand. It was clear that something serious was going on. “While filming a fishing video, I thought a dead body floating in the water had washed up, but it was a blow-up doll,” she recalled.
  2. Someone had called the authorities out of concern. Seeing the body floating there in the water, a passer-by immediately called rescue crews to come out and save the woman. While it’s clear the caller’s heart was in the right place, I bet they felt foolish when what actually was pulled from the water was a little less than human.
  3. Thankfully, the sex doll was rescued without incident. It was pulled safely from the water and disposed of properly. While it’s unclear how it ended up in the water to begin with, many believe it could have simply been a case of illegal dumping since Japan has pretty strict rules when it comes to how to dispose of oversized garbage.
  4. At least everyone got a good laugh! It may have been a bit silly and a waste of official resources, but it at least will have put a smile on many people’s faces and given them a much-needed laugh. Not only that, but the plus side is that there was no real danger to anyone, which is definitely a relief.

Piper is a NYC-based writer who loves dogs, iced coffee, and calling people out on their BS.