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PostSubject: 3 teenage boys rescued after 50 days stranded at sea   Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:40 pm

The three teenage boys were famished, dehydrated, exhausted and sunburned after 50 days lost at sea when a crew member on a fishing boat two miles away spotted their 12-foot metal boat and prada shoes alerted his superior.

"He alerted us that he saw something immediately on our bow, directly in front of us," Tai Fredricsen told CNN Thursday in a telephone interview from his 280-foot tuna boat. "As we drew closer, we could tell that it was a small boat of some type."

The boat was a strange find so far from land. "It's not something you go in the open ocean with," he said,
prada sunglassesnoting that the boat was 240 miles northeast of Fiji when it was spotted late Tuesday afternoon.

And it got stranger. Inside were three naked teenage boys -- cousins from the Tokelau Islands 750 nautical miles away. Asked whether they needed help, they said yes.

When he learned how long they had been adrift, Fredricsen released his coach coupons outlet rescue boat, took them aboard his fishing boat, the San Nikunau.

"They looked very bad -- bones protruding from underneath the skin,discount coach bags but mentally strong, strong as an ox," Fredricsen said.

He moved them to his cabin's king-sized bed, where "they all fit comfortably," and began administering first aid to their burned skin.

"They were ecstatic," he said.

He also gave them electrolyte-spiked liquids as he had been trained to do in a first-aid class. "I just gave them very small doses -- they more or less let the drink stay in their mouth and they swirled it around and let it absorb in their cheeks very slowly."

After about half an hour, they were able to swallow,moncler but he urged them to go slowly. "They knew I was trying to help, and they did what I said. The cooperation was just incredible from the start."

After a couple of hours, they were able to eat small pieces of dry moncler jackets white bread, he said. Four hours later, he was feeding them slices of oranges and apples.

"And then they were starting to get a little bit carried away -- they were wanting some McDonald's or some French fries, but I couldn't allow them to have that yet."

After six hours on board, the three teenage boys began to mingle with the crew. By 4:30 a.m. local time Thursday, they were transferred to a Fiji coast guard vessel, destined for a hospital in Suva on that Pacific island, "hopefully warm and cozy."

Throughout, the boys were smiling moncler, he said.

He learned their names -- Etueni Nasau, 14, Samu Pelesa, 15, and Filo Filo, 15.

Natives of the Tokelau Islands -- three small atolls in the Pacific Ocean, about midway between New Zealand and Hawaii -- the boys said they had set out in the boat in early October to travel from one island to another, Fredricsen said.

"The islands are pretty close and they can be transited quite easily with these small vessels,"moncler jackets but they got disoriented after losing sight of land, "and that was it," he said.
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