A lifeboat crew responded to a report of a capsized kayak only to discover it was a large inflatable pineapple.
Port Talbot RNLI was called to check out the sighting at the mouth of the town's harbour on Wednesday.
After the incident the crew took to Twitter to appeal for inflatables to be disposed of properly and not left on the beach.
They added people should not swim after inflatables if they blow away but call 999 and report it to the coastguard.
After our shout we @PTLifeboat and @CoastguardPT would like to ask that you do not leave your inflatables at the beach, but instead dispose of them correctlyIf you do lose you inflatable due to it being blown awayDo not swim after it but call 999 and report it to the coastguards pic.twitter.com/9BIh0kgIu0— Port Talbot RNLI (@PTLifeboat) July 11, 2018