No need for CPR
In November, Los Angeles firefighters were called to rescue someone from the Los Angeles River and discovered that the victim was not breathing or responding. Fortunately, that was because the victim was made of plastic. It was a mannequin similar to those used as CPR training devices, according to the Associated Press.
A helicopter and a swift-water rescue team were dispatched to the concrete channel in the San Fernando Valley in response to a 911 call, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Erik Scott. The chopper wasn’t needed, but the firefighters waded into the water and retrieved the dummy so it wouldn’t prompt other calls. Scott says it is unclear whether the mannequin got into the channel by accident or was part of a deliberate hoax.