2 Dec 2010

Tokelauan teens had faith they'd be rescued

3:40 pm on 2 December 2010

Three Tokelauan teenagers found after 50 days at sea say they never doubted they would be rescued.

The boys, who were found north-east of Fiji last week, have spoken to media in Samoa as they make their way home.

The Samoa Observer reports 14 year-old Etueni Nasau has denied reports they became lost after searching for a girl.

Instead, they say they threw a bunch of coconuts, a bottle of vodka and some water aboard their small aluminium boat before leaving Atafu Atoll to go in search of more drinks.

The teens say they always believed they would be found because they prayed a lot.