A giant rubber duck has gone missing in China

A duck-hunt is on for a 59-foot-high inflatable duck that disappeared overnight from the Nanming River in China.

The yellow rubber duck - which was created by Dutch artist artist Florentijn Hofman - has been touring the world since 2007. Its latest stop was in Guiyang city in southwest China.

The area has been hit by flooding in recent weeks and it has been reported that the one ton duck was swept away by the rising waters.

Yan Jianxin, one of the organisers of the duck exhibition, told the Wall Street Journal that he was surprised that the duck was carried away.

“The duck itself weighed around one ton, together with its over 10-ton floating metal platform, and several steel wires fixing it to the bottom of the river,” said Mr. Yan.

So far there has been no sign of the missing duck and locals have been asked to phone in any sightings.

"If you live along the river and see an 18-meter tall big yellow duck, please call 5961027,” asked one local radio station.

How could no one have seen it? It's a giant rubber duck, for pete's sake.

By Ciara Flaherty

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