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  1. Indian Navy rescues drowning fisherman off Nagapattinam coast

Indian Navy rescues drowning fisherman off Nagapattinam coast

Indian Navy has rescued a drowning fisherman off the Nagapattinam coast, after he was allegedly pushed into the water by a colleague following a scuffle.

By: | Chennai | Updated: September 25, 2016 6:57 PM
A team headed by leading Seaman S Mondal on Friday spotted a person "drowning" in the sea off the Nagapattinam coast, the navy said in a release here today. (Reuters) A team headed by leading Seaman S Mondal on Friday spotted a person “drowning” in the sea off the Nagapattinam coast, the navy said in a release here today. (Reuters)

Indian Navy has rescued a drowning fisherman off the Nagapattinam coast, after he was allegedly pushed into the water by a colleague following a scuffle.

A team headed by leading Seaman S Mondal on Friday spotted a person “drowning” in the sea off the Nagapattinam coast, the navy said in a release here today.

“A lifebuoy was thrown and despite heavy seas, he was rescued and brought ashore,” it added.

The rescued man was identified as S Sinduraj from Nagapattinam.

He told the navy personnel that he was pushed overboard by another fisherman after a scuffle, the release said, adding that he has been handed over to the Marine police.

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