Suriname police rescue fishermen in the Atlantic

Sea-1Paramaribo, Suriname (CMC) — The Police Naval Unit says it has rescued four fishermen who spent almost 12 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday.

The police said they had been informed that the fishing boat, Natasha, had encountered choppy waters near the mouth of the Coppename River, causing the engine to shut down.

The Unit said that the unidentified men were found on Tuesday in the sea after the boat sank. Two of the fishermen were wearing swim vests and the two others were clinging to ice boxes.

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