Teens survive being lost at sea for 50-plus days

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Three teenage boys who were rescued Wednesday from a tiny boat 240 miles from land after they became lost in the South Pacific for more than 50 days were being examined today by a doctor in Fiji.

Apunas Sakamuri, a spokesman for the police department in Suva, Fiji, said the three were admitted to Suva Public Hospital and then released to a private doctor identified as Dr. Rosemary Mitchell, according to a report at CNN.

Filo Filo, 15, and his cousins – Etueni Nasau, 14, and Samu Pelesa, 15 – were famished, dehydrated, exhausted and sunburned when a crewmember on a fishing boat two miles away spotted their 12-foot metal boat and alerted his superior.

The rescue, which came two weeks after hundreds turned out to mourn them, elated their friends and relatives.

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