Unicorn floatie found adrift off Maui heading back to owner

OLOWALU, MAUI (HAWAII NEWS NOW) - The Coast Guard sent out a news release Saturday in hopes of identifying the owner of a white unicorn floatie found off of Olowalu Beach on Maui. A day later, the owner has come forward.

"Good news!" The U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific said in a Facebook post. "The owner of the unicorn/pegasus found adrift this afternoon off Maui has been contacted and it is on its way home."

The item was found by people on a sailboat Saturday afternoon. They notified officials who began a search for any possible missing person or swimmer in distress.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew were deployed to conduct a search of the area, officials said.

At the time, there were no reports of any missing swimmers, but Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice was issued by the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu for mariners to keep a sharp lookout of signs of distress.

It's always a safe idea to label your ocean items with your name and contact information in case you get separated from it. Labeling gear may also help officials in the event of an emergency.

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