Sri Lanka Navy Saved Drowning Elephants

Navy rescues two more jumbos from sea

Navy rescues two more jumbos from sea

The Navy launched a combined rescue operation with the Trincomalee Wildlife Department; to save the two wild elephants with the support of the Navy divers and three Fast Attack Crafts.

According to a statement released on the Sri Lankan Navy's website, one of the patrol vessels spotted two drowning elephants off the coast of Trincomalee.

For the second time in two weeks, Sri Lankan navy has performed the feat of rescuing wild elephants stranded in the sea.

The elephants were thought to be "distressed" and, fearing that they might drown before making it back to the shore, navy boats managed to fasten ropes to the elephants a tow them back to dry land.

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Officials say the animals could barely keep their trunks above water. The elephants were swept off to the sea in between Round Island and Foul Point, Trincomalee this morning. The eastern command of the navy deployed its vessels and crew to rope the elephant taking it to the safety of the shore. Earlier this month, an elephant was rescued from the sea about 10 kilometers away from the coast of Kokkuthuduwai in Kokilai area.

This incident was not the first rescue operation by Sri Lankan Navy to save drowning animals.

The rescue mission went on for 12 long hours.

Sri Lanka Navy today came to the rescue of two more elephants that were swept out to the sea.

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