3 Teenage Boys Rescued After 50 days Lost At Sea

By on Nov 27, 2010 in Current Events, World Comments
Filo Filo, Etueni Nasau, and Samu Pelesa
Image Credit: Tai Fredricsen

Three teenage boys, Filo Filo, 15, Etueni Nasau, 14 and Samu Pelesa, 15, were lost at sea for 50 days were reported to have been found alive by a New Zealand fishing boat.

According to international reports, the three teenage boys disappeared while attempting to row between two islands in the New Zealand territory of Tokelau in early October. They were already eulogized in a memorial service after an extensive search involving New Zealand‘s air force.

The boys were spotted by a crew member of the tuna vessel frantically waving for help on Wednesday afternoon.

The crew said that the boys were dehydrated, sunburned and very thin but seemed alright. They survived with the water they gathered at night using their tarpaulin, a small supply of coconuts and a sea bird they caught.

The boys were examined and admitted to Suva Public Hospital and then released to a private doctor identified as Dr. Rosemary Mitchell, CNN reported.

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