Fisherman Lost in Sea Floats for 13 Hours: Rescued at Malpe

Fisherman Lost in Sea Floats for 13 Hours: Rescued at Malpe

October 24: A fisherman who had left for fishing on fishing boat Shaional Angel from Mangalore Port accidentally fell into the sea while fishing at Malpe Light House in the wee hours (3 am) on Wednesday.
After he accidentally fell into the water, a distress message was sent to the Coastal Security Police in Malpe, who in turn informed the Coast Guard.
Indian Coast Guard Ship Savitribai Phule which was deployed off Karnataka coast was alerted and the ship was able to trace the fisherman. He was rescued at around 4 pm and seemed to completely exhausted.

The fisherman has been identified as Goraya Rao (33), a native of Odisha.  Coast Guard Commander S S Dasila said that the fisherman was given food and first-aid. Later, he was shifted to NMPT and was handed over to the Coastal Security Police. Coast Guard Commander Dasila said the zeal for life of the fisherman, who remained afloat for more than 13 hrs, should be appreciated.

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