December 22, 2021
A government minister in Madagascar has said he swam for 12 hours to safety after his helicopter crashed at sea during a rescue mission.
“It’s not my time to die,” exhausted Police Minister Serge Gelle said as he recovered on a stretcher.
Another security official travelling with him in the helicopter also survived the crash.
The team had been flying to inspect the site of a shipwreck in the north-east of the country on Monday night.