29 Nov 2010

Three rescued Tokelauan boys out of hospital

8:48 am on 29 November 2010

The three rescued Tokelau teenagers found drifting for 50 days at sea have been discharged from Fiji's Colonial War Memorial hospital .

The trio, Samuel Pelesa and Filo Filo who are both 15 and Edward Nasau, who is 14 were discovered floating in their 3.5 metre long aluminum boat by crew members of the fishing vessel, San Nikuna.

Fiji Live says the tuna boat was taking a short cut on their return route to New Zealand when they saw the three boys on Wednesday.

The three survived by drinking rainwater, eating raw fish and a sea gull before being rescued by the fishing vessel.