A strong current swept an Asian elephant 10 miles into the ocean off the north east coast of Sri Lanka.
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It took 12 hours for naval personnel to rescue the animal and bring it back to shore. Elephants are good swimmers and can stay afloat despite their large size. But in this case, the elephant was struggling to stay afloat. Finding elephants this far in the ocean is unusual, and officials promptly acted to rescue what they perceived to be a weary animal.
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