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Fishermen rescued after clinging to cooler for 15 hours

21 December 2013 Last updated at 17:16 GMT

Two fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank off the coast of New South Wales in Australia.

The men, aged 25 and 34, issued a mayday call and were forced to abandon their sinking cabin cruiser. They clung to a cooler for 15 hours before a helicopter rescue team winched them to safety.

One of the rescuers, Jethro Lampe, said the men were exhausted after their ordeal and "happy to be on land".

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