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February 25, 2021

Three boys adrift in Pacific for 50 days found alive

Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days. The boys, from the Tokelau Islands, a New Zealand-administered territory in the South Pacific, had been given up for dead after an unsuccessful search. A tuna fishing boat picked them up near Fiji and is taking them to hospital for treatment for severe sunburn. The boys survived on coconuts, water they trapped on a tarpaulin and a seabird they managed to catch. The boys – two aged 15 and one aged 14 – had gone missing from Atafu atoll in a small aluminium boat after an annual sporting event on 5 October.

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