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Aussie fishing boat strikes a whale

Three men were rescued from the sea off Western Australia after their boat sunk when it struck a whale.

The trio sent out a mayday in the middle of the night after their 46-foot timber vessel started taking on water. Moments later they were forced to abandon the boat. The group, one of whom could not swim, spent four hours clinging to an ice box in choppy seas before they were rescued.

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