Posted: 30 November, 2016 by James Lake

How To Float To Tassie

Schoolies Found In Deep Trouble

Image: Alex King Facebook

Schoolies is a time to unwind from the stresses of school life, work on your summer tan, and mostly just lay about a lot. For 4 teens from southeast Victoria, they might have relaxed a little too much.

The group of girls found themselves in a spot of bother off the shores of Phillip Island, when they floated into shark infested waters on Tuesday.

Riding on board two inflatable pink flamingoes, a dinosaur and a unicorn - they got caught in a rip which was pulling them out of the bay and towards Bass Strait. Next stop... TASMANIA!

Fisherman Alex King was catching squid with a mate - while watching the adventure go from fun to failure - before revving up the boat and speeding to their rescue.

Alex says the girls got a bit stressed when they realised how deep the water was beneath them - about 30m. But it wasn't until they were safely in the boat until the boys revealed the sharks in the water.

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