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Sri Lankan navy rescues elephants swept out to sea

Published: Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 5:43 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

Two elephants that were swept out to sea were rescued by Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday, according to a CBS report.

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The navy patrol located the elephants more than a  half-a-mile from the shore.

CBS reported the animals were in distress, and could barely keeping their trunks above the water surface.

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The navy sent in divers and multiple vessels as part of what it called a "mammoth" rescue operation.
The elephants were towed back to the shore and released back into the wild.
Navy officials report the animals were probably swept out while crossing a shallow lagoon.