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WATCH: Drowning elephant rescued from Sri Lankan ocean

13 July, 03:22 PM

On Tuesday the Sri Lankan navy rescued a wild elephant, dragged out to sea by strong currents.

It was struggling to stay afloat.

The animal was spotted on a routine patrol off the coast of Kokkuthuduwai in Kokilai, in the north-east of the island nation.

The rescue operation lasted six hours, after which the elephant was given a clean bill of health. Watch. 

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