Students get lost at sea on DIY kiddie pool bucket boat, rescued

 Students get lost at sea on DIY kiddie pool bucket boat, rescued

“If nautical nonsense be something you wish …”

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s public information officer quoted the “SpongeBob SquarePants” jingle in a tweet about an absurd incident that transpired Saturday. A pair of students found themselves lost at sea and in need of rescuing after letting their boat — created from 20 Home Depot buckets, duct tape, plywood and two plastic kiddie pools — drift too far into the Pacific Ocean. 

“The two young mariners who fashioned their own watercraft were very fortunate that someone saw them, that they were out at sea and notified authorities, as they were unable to make their way back to shore in their boat made of made of plastic buckets and kiddie pools,” SBFD spokesman Mike Eliason told the San Luis Obispo Tribune. “The tide kept pushing them further and further from shore, approximately 300 yards, before County Fire was…

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