Solano Salazar being rescued
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Colombian fisherman saved after two days in Pacific Ocean

A man has been rescued from the sea in Colombia after spending two days in the open ocean.

Solano Salazar was fishing with a friend last Friday, when their boat capsized forcing him to cling to a foam cooler in order to stay afloat.

Footage from the Colombian Navy shows the moment when coastguard sailors, who were running drills in the area, found him floating 35km from the coast.

Neha Bhatnagar reports.

  • 06 Nov 2014
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