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Sri Lankan navy rescues stranded elephant miles off the coast

Footage shows naval personnel guiding the elephant toward the coast. (Photo: Caters News)

Sri Lankan navy rescues stranded elephant miles off the coast

For members of the Sri Lankan navy, a routine morning patrol took an unexpected turn on Tuesday when a elephant was spotted struggling to stay afloat after having been pulled miles off the coast by currents.
When naval personnel said it spotted the elephant eight miles from the shore, the animal was struggling to keep just its trunk above the waves as the rest of its body was underwater. Navy divers then tied ropes to the elephant and called for two additional boats to help gently pull it back to shore in what became a 12-hour rescue mission.

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