Pic: The RNLI had to rescue "Mickey Mouse" from the Irish Sea last weekend 7 years ago

Pic: The RNLI had to rescue "Mickey Mouse" from the Irish Sea last weekend

A giant Mickey was spotted off the coast of Wicklow...

The Irish Coast Guard had one of their more interesting call-outs over the weekend. A large object was spotted off the Bray coast by several people, who sensibly contacted the Coast Guard co-ordination centre in Dublin.

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The brilliant people at the RNLI responded to the call and sent out a lifeboat crew from Dun Laoghaire to investigate it further. Thankfully it wasn't a person but hilariously it turned out to be a giant Mickey Mouse balloon.

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Stephen Wynne, lifeboat operations manager at Dun Laoghaire, said: "We're happy that this was a call made with good intent and calling 999 and asking for Coast Rescue is always the best course of action."

As you can see from all the smiles in that photo, the lads are big fans of Mr Michael "Mickey" Mouse saying they were "particularly happy to assist Mickey Mouse, one of the all-time favourite cartoon characters."

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A happy ending for Mickey and everyone involved...

Image via RNLI Dun Laoghaire