The Coast Guard received a distress call about a body spotted floating off the coast of Old Portsmouth, Hants, and when they arrived they found that it was a creature from another planet!
What they had actually discovered was a life-sized replica of everybody's favorite turtle-esque alien E.T., which had been stolen from the home of Margaret Wells over a year ago.
The replica was custom made by Margaret's daughter, and what the person who stole E.T. intended to do with him is anybody's guess. But since he washed up on the shore we can only assume that he owed money to some very bad people. Margaret's response:
“He has lost a finger and looks a bit roughed up. But he has a smile on his face,” she said. “I always knew E.T. would come home.”