A ferry crew and its passengers could not contain their shock when they spotted a small child that had been swept away from the shore on a giant inflatable unicorn.

The young child had been swept out to sea and was drifting off the coast of the Greek town of Antirrio in the Gulf of Corith.

Local press reported the daughter of the parents, that was aged between at least four to five years old, had lost their focus as she played on the toy that would eventually take her away from the shore.

When the parents realised that their little daughter was out of sight, they informed the port authorities, reports the Greek City Path.

The authorities reportedly alerted the captain of the local ferry “Salaminomachos.”

The ferry's captain on the Rio-Antirio found the child in the middle of the sea and slowly manoeuvred the vessel to her rescue.

Footage captured the extraordinary incident that showed the girl calmly sitting on her raft as the boat crew plucked her to safety.

The clip showed her wearing a pink bathing suit and holding on tightly to her inflatable.

Her unicorn began to float away as the crewmen plucked her out of the water to safety.

The little girl was reportedly returned to her parents unscathed.

This article originally appeared on Over60.