Navy rescues elephants washed out to sea

Two elephants were spotted by a navy patrol more than half a mile from the shore of Sri Lanka on Sunday.

They were clearly in distress, barely keeping their trunks above the surface.

The navy mounted what it called a ‘mammoth’ rescue operation. They sent divers and multiple vessels into the water.

The elephants were towed back to the shore and released back into the wild.


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