Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman After 8 Hours at Sea in Tamil Nadu

Devrajan, a crew member of an Indian fishing boat RR, was rescued by Coast Guard vessel Vaibhav.

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The Coast Guard on Wednesday, 9 January rescued a 41-year-old fisherman eight hours after he accidentally fell into the sea.

Devrajan, a crew member of an Indian fishing boat RR, was rescued by Coast Guard vessel Vaibhav around 7.30 am Wednesday, a CG release said.

The CG ship found and rescued the 41-year-old, who had been in the water for nearly 8 hours, the statement said, adding that first aid was given by a medical team on board Vaibhav.

His condition is stated to be stable.

Devrajan, a crew member of an Indian fishing boat <i>RR</i> rescued by the Coast Guard
Devrajan, a crew member of an Indian fishing boat RR rescued by the Coast Guard
(Photo Courtesy: PIB)

Devrajan was handed over to fisheries officials at Taruvaikkulam near Thoothukudi.

The release said the CG received a call for help from the fishing boat which was about 60 km southeast of Pamban Light at about 11.30 pm on Tuesday.

Vaibhav on patrol in the Gulf of Mannar immediately set course and commenced search operations, the release added.

The CG ship found and rescued the 41-year-old, who had been in the water for nearly 8 hours.
The CG ship found and rescued the 41-year-old, who had been in the water for nearly 8 hours.
(Photo Courtesy: PIB)

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