Detik later updated its story to note that that AFP had investigated, and the finding was confirmed to be a plastic sex toy.
Local police chief Heru Pramukarno said of the unfortunate mishap:
It was checked by one of our team. It was a sex toy.
A local man by the name of Iqbal explained that he had suspected this all along. He said rumours were rife when the toy was found and not everyone had initially recognised divine intervention. Iqbal said he thought that it had been dumped from a passing boat.