Four British backpackers who used inflatable mattresses to jump off the island off the coast of Australia are ridiculed

A group of backpackers have been ridiculed after being stranded while trying to jump to the island on an inflatable mattress (pictured)

A group of backpackers have been ridiculed after being stranded while trying to get on the island on an inflatable mattress.

The four British travelers made a post on Facebook asking for help after they were trapped on the island of Gloucester, near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday coast of Queensland.

A woman who saw the mail rescued the desperate tourists after seeing the message, but not before they mocked them online without mercy.

A group of backpackers have been ridiculed after being stranded while trying to jump to the island on an inflatable mattress (pictured)

A group of backpackers have been ridiculed after being stranded while trying to jump to the island on an inflatable mattress (pictured)

"This is going to sound silly, but me and three friends are stranded," Max wrote.

"Because the inflatable mattress we used to finish with all our camping gear, etc. has a hole and sank.

"So, does anyone nearby have a boat or something to come and pick us up? We can pay you! Best regards in advance.

A photo of the improvised vessel shows a large air mattress loaded with bags and camping gear.

Another Mancunian member of the group, Dale, said the four friends were relieved to be back on solid ground after being trapped for a couple of days.

"We could see the island of Gloucester from the beach and it only seemed a maximum of 1 km of swimming, so we thought we could swim easily," he explained.

"We tested the air mattress on a lake the night before and weathered the weight of the four, so it would definitely keep the weight of our food and water camp team.

The paddle to the island was difficult and took two hours, said Dale, but then the mattress appeared in a sharp shell on the beach.

The four British travelers made a post on Facebook (pictured) asking for help after they were trapped on the island of Gloucester, near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday coast of Queensland.

The four British travelers made a post on Facebook (pictured) asking for help after they were trapped on the island of Gloucester, near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday coast of Queensland.

The four British travelers made a post on Facebook (pictured) asking for help after they were trapped on the island of Gloucester, near Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday coast of Queensland.

"We were looking at where we were swimming when the sun was going down and looking like three sharks, so I really did not want to swim backwards."

Dale said that he and his friends tried to repair the puncture by melting the hole with plastic and a hot coal.

But instead, Dale laughed at a fart and melted another hole in the mattress, pushing the group's hopes back to seaworthiness.

Things got worse when one of the group members left the lid of their lunch box open and when they came back from exploring, the wildlife had been plundered.

Facebook users responded to the situation with a series of scathing comments and images that compared the group with the main character in the movie Cast Away.

Call Tom Hanks. He will know what to do, "wrote one person.

"This is going to end in tragedy or a funny story, honest friend, good luck, everything I can offer," said someone else.

Another Mancunian member of the group, Dale, said the four friends were relieved to be back on solid ground after being trapped for a couple of days (three of the travelers are pictured)

Another Mancunian member of the group, Dale, said the four friends were relieved to be back on solid ground after being trapped for a couple of days (three of the travelers are pictured)

Another Mancunian member of the group, Dale, said the four friends were relieved to be back on solid ground after being trapped for a couple of days (three of the travelers are pictured)

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