Russian rafters use rubber s_x dolls



Extreme sports enthusiasts in Russia have been racing down rapids on inflatable dolls.

The race was staged on rapids in the Vuoksa River, near St Petersburg, which are usually used for canoe or catamaran rafting.

Pravda reports the participants praised the dolls for "floating wonderfully", being "nice to the touch" and for "not wanting to get married".

All the competitors had to wear a helmet and a life jacket. They also had to remain sober and those who were seen drunk were disqualified.

The event was open to both men and women and was won by Alexander Korolev who rafted on a doll he had taken on lease for the competition.