In a world full of troubling news, it is refreshing to encounter a situation which highlights the best of humanity. On Tuesday, someone aboard a Navy patrol boat spotted something unusual in the water off the coast of Sri Lanka, an island country in South Asia.
According to multiple sources, the unusual object turned out to be an elephant who had been swept out to sea – the struggling animal was miles from shore, by some accounts, up to ten miles from land. Personnel aboard the Navy boat called for help and a rescue mission to save the distressed elephant ensued.
It took a great deal of patience, and upwards of 12 hours, but rescuers were able to gently pull the elephant back to shore with ropes – on land, the animal was checked over and found to be in good health. Great job Sri Lanka Navy!
Watch the amazing video of this rescue effort below.
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