By Stacey Leasca
August 13, 2018

Over the weekend, four women in Minnesota proved just how treacherous riding on a rainbow unicorn float can be. Yes, really.

According to reports, on Saturday, the women all hopped aboard their giant inflatable unicorn for a bit of fun in a Chisago County lake before becoming stranded in the lake’s weeds.

As TIME reported, despite having paddles with them to navigate the waters, the lake’s plant life proved to be too much for the women, who became stranded several yards from the dock. Luckily for them, a deputy sheriff happened to be driving by and pulled over to save the day.

From the dock, deputy Scotty Finnegan threw the wayward women a rope and pulled them to the safety of the shore.

“With a handful of laughs and some mad rescue roping skills they were pulled back to the dock!” the Chisago County Sheriff’s office tweeted. In fact, Finnegan’s rescue techniques proved to be so skillful that he was even able to safely reel in the unicorn float without any damage.

And these women weren’t the only ones to face a perilous situation at the hands of a rainbow unicorn this summer. As the Telegraph reported, in May, a young girl had to be rescued by the Coastguard in Scotland after the float she was riding began to drift out to sea.

"This was an incredibly lucky escape for the young girl and her father after a sunny day at the beach quickly turned into an emergency,” Kevin Paterson, station officer of the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue, said in a statement at the time. "Fortunately in this instance, Coastguard rescue assets were already on scene as the incident unfolded and were quick to react with additional resources being immediately launched to the area.”

As Paterson added, inflatables are not designed for the ocean, so keeping them in lakes or pools is probably for the best. Of course, you could always just head to this unicorn-themed island instead of going through the hassle of blowing up your own float. This way, there’s zero chance of getting stranded at sea.