Chennai, Nov 23 (BPNS)
A fisherman of Pudukottai district was missing after the boat in which he had gone for fishing on Monday night overturned in strong winds.
Two fishermen, K. Ganeshan (45) and L. Manimuthu( 42) went for fishing in a fibre boat from Kottaipattinam village in Pudukottai district on Monday night. The boat owned by Ganeshan was not registered with the fisheries department.
According to sources in the Coastal Security Group, the two set sail by 7 pm on Monday night, and the boat overturned in s strong winds by 8.30 pm . While those fishing in the nearby areas rescued Ganeshan from the heavy tides, Manimuthu went missing and could not be traced and located.
Local fishermen have gone into the sea in search of the missing Manimuth. Coastal Security Group is also monitoring the situation, sources said.