Navy Divers Rescue Elephant Swept Out to Sea in Sri Lanka

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A member of the Sri Lanka Navy was seen tying rope around the struggling elephant. (SRI LANKA NAVY MEDIA UNIT HANDOUT/EPA)

SRI LANKA -- An amazing rescue caught on camera in Sri Lanka.

A group of naval personnel saved an elephant from drowning after the animal became caught in an ocean current.

You can see the elephant struggling to keep its head and trunk above the surface.

It took several boats, a team of navy divers and wildlife officials to rescue the elephant.

They used ropes to safely guide the animal from the water to dry land.

The elephant was later handed over to wildlife officials.



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