KODIAK, Alaska. / CNN — Three friends, two dogs and one giant inflatable flamingo were rescued after getting swept out into an Alaska bay on Saturday, officials said.
Coast Guard crews conducted the rescue mission when a birthday celebration at White Sands beach in Kodiak went wrong.
It was a birthday Hollie Spence said she’ll never forget — and she is thankful to be alive.
Spence, along with her roommate, Lepa Sega, and Lepa’s brother, Nation, climbed onto a 10-foot inflatable pink flamingo float with their two dogs in a shallow area of the beach.
Spence, who was celebrating...