4 fishermen struggling in sea rescued

By NT Bureau Published on Jun 10, 2018 01:42 PM IST

Nagapattinam: Four fishermen struggling to stay afloat in rough seas for over two hours after their boat capsized off Kodiakarai coast in the district were rescued by other fishermen and brought ashore.

Fisheries department officials said the four men, hailing from Seruthur hamlet, had set out to sea yesterday. Due to rough seas their boat capsized and they fell into the sea and were struggling for over two hours, they said.

Some other fishermen passing through saw their plight, rescued them and brought them ashore last night, they said All of them were taken to the General hospital here.

While three fishermen were treated as outpatients, the other was hospitalised, they said.