A screen grab from a Twitter video of Madagascar minister Serge Gelle, 57, who swam 12 hours to shore after a helicopter crash. Photo: Twitter
A screen grab from a Twitter video of Madagascar minister Serge Gelle, 57, who swam 12 hours to shore after a helicopter crash. Photo: Twitter
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Madagascar minister, 57, ‘with nerves of steel’ swims 12 hours to shore after helicopter crash on route to shipwreck

  • Former policeman Serge Gelle said his ‘time to die’ had not come; he was on his way to inspect where a vessel sank on Monday, killing at least 21
  • Gelle apparently used a helicopter seat as a flotation device and reached safety separately to another survivor; two other passengers still missing

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A screen grab from a Twitter video of Madagascar minister Serge Gelle, 57, who swam 12 hours to shore after a helicopter crash. Photo: Twitter
A screen grab from a Twitter video of Madagascar minister Serge Gelle, 57, who swam 12 hours to shore after a helicopter crash. Photo: Twitter
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