A mother and her 7 year old son had to be rescued in the Gulf of Mexico after their inflatable swan went adrift, and they could not make it make to shore.

Tara Myers, and her son, Brennan Saletta were in the waters off of Bradenton, Florida a couple of weeks ago, when beach goers called 911 after the giant float went out of sight. They were rescued about an hour later by the West Manatee Fire Rescue. According to MSN, Myers told television station WFLA 'I literally just laid down on that swan float and cried. So hard, because this could have ended so much worse, and I didn't want him to know that I was that scared.'

Once they got back to shore, the swan was deflated, and thrown away in the dumpster. Good move. #justsayin