Boy rescued on inflatable unicorn warns ‘never’ go on a float in the ocean

Oak Island Water Rescue(NEW YORK) -- What was supposed to be a fun family day at the beach turned into a scary circumstance when a young boy on an inflatable pool toy got swept out to sea in North Carolina.

"I was really scared and thinking like I might die and all that stuff," Declan O'Connor, 8, told ABC News.

His mother was audibly shaken on the phone with 911 dispatchers.

"My son is floating out in the middle of the ocean on a floaty thing," Jill O'Connor said. "He doesn't have a life jacket on. He doesn't, he doesn't really know how to swim."

The large white and and pink unicorn float continued to drift into the distance and his father immediately jumped into action.

"As soon as we saw him moving away we went after him," Don O'Connor told ABC News. "We weren't making ground, we were moving away faster, but his mom called 911 right away."

Before officials made it to the beach, the Oak Island Water Rescue team of volunteers set out to sea to bring the young boy back to shore.

"It was a lot of tears, exhalation, being grateful and thankful for those rescuers," Jill O'Connor said.

The rescuers made their way onto dry land with Declan in their arms and delivered him right to his parents.

"That was the best feeling I could ever imagine," she said of the moment she embraced her son.

The Oak Island Water Rescue team took to Facebook to use the incident as a teaching moment ahead of the summer and shared safety tips along with photos from the rescue.

Pool floats have been spotted increasingly in similar incidents, which has prompted safety warnings associated with the risks of using them at the beach in open water.

Declan said that after this incident he's learned an important lesson and warned other young swimmers against his mistake.

"Now I know never go out on a float ever again in the ocean," he said.

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Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpire

Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpirefstop123/iStock(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) -- A baseball game between a group of 7-year-old kids degenerated into an all-out brawl with parents throwing haymakers, other cowering for cover and a woman even jumping on someone's back.

The reason for the brawl: a parent didn't like the calls being made by a 13-year-old umpire.

The fight began at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb southwest of Denver, on Saturday at about noon as 15 to 20 adults got into a violent tussle, according to Lakewood police.

The brawl was still ongoing as Lakewood police arrived at the scene.

These adults took over the field and began assaulting each other on 6/15 during a youth baseball game. We're looking for any info, in particular to ID the man in the white shirt/teal shorts. Several people have already been cited in this fight and injuries were reported.

— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) June 18, 2019

Police issued four citations for disorderly conduct, but said they are still searching for others involved in the fight.

Police are looking for an adult in a white T-shirt and teal shorts in particular because he can be seen in the video throwing sucker punches at people looking in the other direction. Police said it is unknown if this person is a parent of one of the children in the game.

There were a few minor injuries and one person suffered serious bodily injury, police told ABC News. No details on the injury were available.

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