Fishermen have rescued a woman who had been missing for two years after she was found floating in the middle of the ocean.
The woman who was so weak when found that she could barely speak to the fishermen, was found floating two kilometres off a beach from the town and municipality of Puerto Colombia located in the Colombian department of Atlantico on September 26.
Incredible video captures the moment Rolando Visbal and a friend identified only as ‘Gustavo’ approach the floating woman in the water.
Mr Visbal is heard yelling at the woman in Spanish and then switching to English, apparently trying to make sure the woman understood him.
The men drag the woman towards the boat through the rope tied to the life ring which the fishermen had previously thrown towards her.
Mr Visbal is then seen struggling to lift the woman into the boat who has remained unresponsive but moves her torso just enough to help get her body over the edge and safely onto the boat.
The men attempt to have a conversation with her and give her water but the woman, who is visibly upset, begins to cry and remains in an altered state as the video comes to an end.
The circumstances surrounding the bizarre incident remain unclear however according to reports the woman was floating in the water for about eight hours and was taken to a hospital in a state of shock displaying signs of hypothermia.
She was later identified as 46-year-old Angelica Gaitan, who had lost contact with her family two years ago.
Local media tracked down the woman's daughter, Alejandra Castiblanco, who said she had not known about her mum’s whereabouts for the past two years.
She said suggestions that her mother had been suicidal over a broken relationship or because of an attack by a former lover were untrue.
Ms Castiblanco and her sister are currently raising money to transport their mum to the capital city of Bogota where they live and hope their mum will be “taken care of by family”.
What Ms Gaitan had been doing in the previous two years and how she ended up in the sea is currently being investigated by police.
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