Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The Brazilian Navy has rescued three men who had been floating in a fridge for hours on the Amazon River.
Naval officers found and rescued the men from a vast tranche of the mighty Amazon River, which is the world’s largest by volume, close to the Brazilian city of Santarem on 3rd February.
The men were spotted by chance when a Navy patrol boat escorting a ferry carrying oxygen to the city of Manaus, which has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, passed through the stretch of river.
According to the Navy, the vessel the men had been travelling on sank close to where they were found, around eight nautical miles from Santarem.
The men had reportedly been floating for around three hours before they were found and rescued.
The officers present performed first aid on the men, who were later taken for medical checks in Santarem where they were said to be doing well.
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