New Delhi: In a dramatic moment, an Asiatic lion which had wandered into the Arabian sea off the Indian coast was successfully rescued.
Reportedly, fishermen first saw the lion sitting on the edge of the rock on the beach when they were out in the morning for fishing. The news spread like wildfire and people started to gather around capturing the incident in their cameras.
The lion then looked back once, dived into the sea making a big splash and started swimming in the Arabian sea. Local people informed the forest department about the incident and officials successfully rescued the endangered animal after sedating it and later sent the body for medical examination in animal care centre.
When asked about how the lion reached on the ocean creek, forests officials said that the lion has strayed into the port area from nearby forest of the Gir National Park.
Watch the video here which has gone viral on the internet:
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