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Relatives of castaway teens joyful

2010-11-29 06:35:23 GMT2010-11-29 14:35:23 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Relatives of three teenage boys rescued after 50 days adrift at sea are all smiles -- and a few tears of joy.

The boys were found in the South Pacific after surviving on coconuts and a seagull they managed to catch -- and by drinking rain water.

After holding a memorial service two weeks ago, convinced the boys were dead, relatives in New Zealand are overjoyed.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) RELATIVE, MALU WILLIAMS, SAYING:

"I'm happy that's why I'm crying and I need to dance."

The boys drifted about 800 miles across an empty and little travelled area of the Pacific Ocean before they were found.

(Reuters)

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