Emergency crews in Modesto, California, responded to reports of a possible body floating on Dry Creek early Thursday afternoon.
What they found, instead, was a life-sized, stuffed Dracula doll drifting in the water.
And although the firefighters said they found the situation amusing, they say they don’t know how the doll ended up in the creek.
Emergency crews in Modesto, California, responded to reports of a possible body in Dry Creek (pictured) early Thursday afternoon around 1.40pm after a store security guard spotted the object
A 911 call was made after an E&J Gallo Winery security employee spotted a possible body in Dry Creek between Yosemite Boulevard and Grand Street.
The Modesto Fire Department sent an engine, a truck and a battalion chief to the area around 1.40pm.
However, instead of a dead body, they found the life-sized Dracula figure floating right side up.
Responding firefighters were undoubtedly relieved that the situation turned out to not be a tragedy.
While it’s unknown how or why the doll was floating on the creek, Halloween decorations have started to appear in some stores.
However, crews instead pulled out a life-sized Dracula doll (pictured) from the creek. ‘For sure, that’s a better outcome than having to pull somebody up who’s demised or injured,’ Battalion Chief Randy Anderson said
A department photo showed Captain Jair Juarez beaming as he held up the find.
On rare, humorous occasions like this, the mood changes completely, added Battalion Chief Randy Anderson.
‘For sure, that’s a better outcome than having to pull somebody up who’s demised or injured,’ he said.