The pair took advantage of a deserted beach in Porto San Giorgio, but things turned awkward when they found that the gentleman couldn’t – ahem – remove himself due to suction created by the water.

They were rescued by a bewildered woman taking a stroll on the beach, who protected their dignity with a towel as they shuffled back on to the sand.

She called a doctor and the pair were taken to hospital.

Finally, the couple was separated using an injection to dilate the cervix, usually reserved for women in childbirth. 

This frisky couple may think twice before taking another dip – in every sense of the word.