Sri Lankan navy team rescue drowning elephant

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Footage taken Wednesday shows Sri Lankan navy team saving an elephant which had been dragged out to sea by the current. The rescue operation lasted 12 hours after the mammal was found awash at sea about 8 nautical miles from the northeast coast of Colombo.

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