Daphne the Missing Duck May Be Finding Her Way Home


Swimmers with Daphne, a giant inflatable duck in which was blown into the Indian Ocean via Coogee Beach in Western Australia.

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SYDNEY, Australia — Though a beloved member of an Australian swimming club, Daphne features a less-than-athletic figure along with usually prefers bobbing gently from the water via the sidelines.

although This particular month at her club’s annual ocean swimming competition, Daphne, a huge inflatable duck, was blown out to sea by a strong gust of wind, along with despite a rescue attempt, was quickly dragged out into the vast Indian Ocean.

Her disappearance left the nation asking, Where is actually Daphne?

“After 50 meters she was just gone, baby, gone,” Peter Marr, the club’s president, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation of his effort to swim after Daphne, who was supposed to be the event’s star attraction. “I couldn’t keep up.”

The club appealed for help on Facebook in its search to find Daphne. Anyone who had seen the giant rubber duckie mascot, along with could help with her safe return, would likely be offered a modest reward, the Cockburn Masters Swimming Club wrote.

although on Monday, Mr. Marr confirmed in which Daphne was no longer missing along with had been rescued out at sea. He said he had made contact with her rescuer, along with after a scheduled meeting with him on Wednesday, hoped to get Daphne back to where he said she belonged: at home on Coogee Beach, in Perth, in Western Australia.

Her rescue came after Daphne’s fate made headlines around the globe along with the rounds on social media.

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