A woman doing a beach clean-up was horrified when she thought she had found a headless dead body.
Kathleen, a volunteer for Ocean Hour, was lending a hand at Perdido Key, in the US state of Florida, earlier this month when she came across something washed up on the beach.
“Volunteer Kathleen was walking the inter-coastal side in Perdido Key… when she came across what she thought was a dead, decapitated body,” Ocean Hour wrote on Facebook.
“Another visitor had even called 911.”
Photos show the figure covered in seaweed and barnacles, but fortunately it wasn’t a dead person.
“Upon further investigating, she realised it was a mannequin,” Ocean Hour wrote.
No one knows where the mannequin came from.
One woman wrote if she came across a washed-up mannequin it would “scare the s*** out of her”.
“Looks human enough to be spooked by it,” another woman wrote.
A third person added after looking at the photos they found it understandable someone would think the body belonged to a real person.
“This would have given me a heart attack,” they wrote.
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