Australia: Men enjoying beer on inflatable mattress drift deep into the sea, rescued after 3 hours

Two men enjoying drinks on an inflatable mattress on the shore in Western Australia were pushed deep into the sea when winds picked up.

Jackson Perry and Noah Palmer were floating outside Palmer’s oceanside house in Mandurah. Soon they noticed the were drifting further from the shore. By the time they could act and get back to the shore, the wind had pushed them several thousand metres away from the shore.

The duo were two-and-a-half miles out into the Indian Ocean for nearly three hours, The Vice reported.

“We couldn’t paddle against the wind and we just kept going further and further out,” Perry was quoted as saying.

“We only aimed to be 100 metres offshore, max, and before we knew it we were out to sea. Fortunately enough, they were rescued.

“All we knew is that our friend Tex was 30 to 40 minutes away, and we were just hoping he finds us because all of our phones were dying and we were kind of getting worried at that point.”

To add to their distress, the inflatable mattress had holes and began to sink. Palmer had to re-inflate it manually after every 10 minutes.

Volunteer rescuers received their call for help. Tex was the first to respond and arrived on a jet ski with another friend, Rueben, to rescue Palmer and Perry from the wobbly mattress in the middle of the sea.

However stressful the situation, Palmer and Perry said they did have a pretty good time, but would make sure to check the wind and weather forecast next time they venture out near the sea.