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Great Pumpkin Sails in Backyard Pool: Oceanside

Pumpkin weighed 500-plus pounds

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    Norma Bachert tries floating in the hollowed out 505-pound pumpkin, that she and her husband, Nick Bachert, grew in their yard, for a second time at her neighbor's pool in Oceanside on Friday. The couple named the pumpkin Leon and then the USS Leon for it's debut in the water.

    With squeals of joy and amid cheers from onlookers, an Oceanside woman climbed into a hollowed-out giant pumpkin Friday and made a successful launch in her next-door neighbors' swimming pool, reports the North County Times.

    "It's working," yelled a delighted Norma Bachert as she paddled her pumpkin around the pool in the Grace Street yard of Rocky and Kathy Magerkurth.

    "I'm not taking on any water and I thought it would tip over," she hollered.

    Read more on this story with our media partner, the North County Times.