Marooned fisherman rescued after three days

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Media captionSurvey the helicopter rescue Vincent Musila while crowds cheer

A Kenyan fisherman has been airlifted from an island the put he used to be marooned since Friday thanks to heavy flooding.

Vincent Musila had gone fishing at a river shut to Thika town in central Kenya when it burst its banks.

Crowds watched helplessly for three days as they waited for emergency products and companies to rescue him.

More than 250 of us have been killed and three million struggling from flash floods and landslides across East Africa.

About half of the deaths – 120 – have took place in Kenya, with bigger than 160,000 affected.

Mr Musila acknowledged flood waters came in “” while he used to be fishing from a tiny patch of land within the center of the river, out of doors Thika town.

“Within seconds water used to be in every single put and I’ll maybe well not depraved. It is been gruesome over the final three days being stranded right here within the icy and rain. I used to be hungry and went through loads.

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Vincent Musila’s first meal in three days used to be a plate of sausage and chips

“There had been so many mosquitoes and I used to be stunned of animals enjoy crocodiles and hippos. But I am so gay and I feel correctly after the kind of dramatic rescue. I feel enjoy I am reborn,” he toldprivately owned NTV Kenya.

Crowds – which held vigils for three days along the banks of the river – cheered as a police helicopter arrived to rescue him, the BBC’s Emmanuel Igunza reports from the capital, Nairobi.

A few of them took him to a restaurant the put he loved a plate of chips and sausages – his first meal in three days, our reporter adds.

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