Navy Confused As To What Was In Water – When They Get Closer Look, They All Jump

Sri Lanka is one of God’s most beautiful creations. The island is full of beautiful exotic wild flora and fauna and wonderful people that you start to believe that it is indeed paradise on earth. God has never held back with his creativity or generosity, which is why you see some of the most special things in Sri Lanka.

In Sri Lanka, you are surrounded by astonishing sights and scenes. But the last thing anyone is expecting to see is an elephant swimming for its life through the ocean. Yes, you read that right. On July 11, 2017, the Sri Lankan Navy were on their routine patrol when they saw an elephant struggling to stay afloat in the water. Apparently, the large mammal has swept away almost 10 miles from the shore. Officials stated that the animal became lost in strong currents while trying to cross a small water body in the nearby nature sanctuary. An official said, “They usually wade through shallow waters or even swim across to take a shortcut.” The currents proved too strong for this pachyderm, causing the poor animal to get swept away. It was obvious the elephant couldn’t rescue itself, so the brave naval workers took matters into their own hands.

The elephant was trying very desperately to stay afloat and kept using its trunk as a snorkel to breathe. Officials donned scuba gear and dived into the water. Once the reached the poor giant, they tied ropes around it in an attempt to gain control. Even though the elephant was thrashing around in the water, it knew it was being rescued. So it calmed down and let the professionals do their thing. One naval worker go onto the elephant’s back to help calm the animal down. With the help of the ropes, they slowly dragged the giant back to safety on the shore. Wildlife officials waited for the elephant on the shore where they inspected it for injuries. They needed to be sure the animal was healthy and unharmed so it could be released back into the wild.

Thanks to the Navy and its incredible workers, the elephant survived to see another day. It was either the elephant’s good fortune or some kind of divine guidance that brought the Navy to that exact spot. They were on one of their routine patrols to make sure that the waters were clear of any illegal activities. No person on that ship was prepared to see an elephant this far from the shore. If the Navy wasn’t around at the right time, the elephant wouldn’t have survived. After struggling for such a long time in the water, the animal would have tired itself out and probably drowned. Thanks to the brave Sri Lankan Navy and its commendable men, the elephant was brought back home in a single piece. Kudos to these brave men and that graceful giant for holding on for as long as it needed to.

Source: Global News Network

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