Alec Courous almost had a scary moment at the New England Aquarium yesterday when his daughter's pink stuffed elephant fell into the Giant Ocean Tank.
Scary moment when 'Eli', my girl's stuffed elephant fell into the NE Aquarium. Thank you diver guy! pic.twitter.com/6pQdrDOFXg— Alec Couros (@courosa) July 18, 2013
A diver, Chris, posted the full story on the Aquarium's "Giant Ocean Tank Divers and Expeditions Blog," saying that he, "heard a faint 'Diver guy?' come from behind the glass wall at the top." Chris then swam over, picked up the elephant, and tossed it to a volunteer on the platform, causing applause from the crowd and this commemoration of the moment on Twitter.
1) Bea & 'Ellie' the elephant. 2) Ellie falls into NE Aquarium 3) Bea & Ellie reunited w/ help of the friendly diver. pic.twitter.com/5zBO2PT9GL— Alec Couros (@courosa) July 18, 2013
There was also a friendly exchange between Couros and the Aquarium on Twitter following the rescue.
@courosa Oh goodness!! Sounds like Eli has a story to tell. Glad the divers found him/her before Myrtle the turtle. Have a great visit!— New England Aquarium (@NEAQ) July 18, 2013