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    Woman is found floating alive in the sea two years after losing contact with her family: Mother who fled ‘abusive’ husband says God saved her after she eventually tried to drown herself

    • Angelica Gaitan was found in a weakened state with hypothermia in Colombia 
    • The 46-year-old mother lost contact with her family around two years ago  
    •  What she had been doing in the previous two years and how she ended up in the sea is currently being investigated by police

    A missing mother has been found floating alive off the coast of Colombia two years after she lost contact with her family and vanished.  

    The woman lost contact with her family two years ago and they had no idea where she was until now when she was found floating around a mile off a beach from the town of Puerto Colombia in Atlantico on 26 September.

    She was later identified as Angelica Gaitan, 46, who was found in a very weakened state with signs of hypothermia by fisherman Rolando Visbal. 

    After her rescue, she told local media that she regretted her decision and said that God saved her from drowning over the eight-hour ordeal. 

     ‘I was born again, thank God. If I had had an opportunity or a help, I would not make that decision. Now I am very grateful because God gave me a new opportunity to move forward,’ she said. 

    What she had been doing in the previous two years and how she ended up in the sea is currently being investigated by police. 

    Gaitan said how her decision to jump into the sea was an attempt to kill herself after years of domestic abuse in which her ex-husband ‘violently beat’ her even during her two pregnancies. 

    ‘The abuse began in the first pregnancy, he beat me, he violently abused me,’ she told RCNRadio. 

    This is the moment Angelica Gaitan, 46, was found in a very weakened state off the coast off Colombia 

    This is the moment Angelica Gaitan, 46, was found in a very weakened state off the coast off Colombia

    This is the moment Angelica Gaitan, 46, was found in a very weakened state off the coast off Colombia

    This is the moment Angelica Gaitan, 46, was found in a very weakened state off the coast off Colombia

    This is the moment Angelica Gaitan, 46, was found in a very weakened state off the coast off Colombia

    ‘In the second pregnancy the abuse continued and I could not get away from him because the girls were small. 

    ‘Many times I reported him but the police took him for 24 hours and when he was in the house again, the assaults returned.’ 

    She told the broadcaster that during her 20-year relationship she was repeatedly ‘violated’ by her ex partner, with him breaking her face and trying to kill her in September 2018. 

    After the abuse two years ago she escaped and wandered the streets for six months before taking refuge at a woman’s shelter in the hope of keeping her ex-husband away from her. 

    The Friday before her suicide attempt, Gaitan said the protection measures ended because he had moved states. The police then moved her out of the shelter. 

    After being thrown out of the home, she said she ‘did not want to continue with my life.’

    ‘A lady lent me for the tickets and I took a bus directly to the sea’, she told RCN.

    ‘I wanted to end everything, I had no help from anyone, not even from my family, because this man kept me away from my social circle, that’s why I didn’t want to continue living.’

    Gaitan said that her last memory before being rescued was ‘being on the seashore’ in ‘solitude’ when she decided to jump into the sea.    

    According to Colombian news site La Libertad, the fishermen – on seeing the struggling person stranded in the ocean – initially thought she was a log. It wasn’t until they drew closer that they realised it was a woman waving her hands for help.  

    The video shows the moment Visbal and a friend simply identified as ‘Gustavo’ approach the floating woman who is almost completely unresponsive. 

    Visbal is heard yelling at the 46-year-old in Spanish and then switching to English apparently trying to make sure the victim understood him.

    Gaitan continues to be dragged towards the boat through the rope tied to the lifesaver which the fishers had previously thrown towards her.

    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.

    Gaitlan is pictured after being brought to shore in Colombia. She was in a weakened state showing signs of hypothermia

    Gaitlan is pictured after being brought to shore in Colombia. She was in a weakened state showing signs of hypothermia  

    The fisher then tries to have a conversation with her and give her water but the victim, who is visually upset, begins to cry and remains in an altered state as the video comes to an end.

    According to reports the woman was floating in the water for about eight hours and was taken to a hospital where she arrived in a state of shock.  

    The circumstances surrounding the bizarre incident remain unclear especially after the 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 fake news.

    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’.

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