Boat capsizes at Bekal sea : 5 fishermen rescued

3:35 PM, Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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boat CapsizeKasaragod : Five persons were stranded at sea after their boat capsized near Keezhur at Bekal on Wednesday evening.

The accident took place eight nautical miles off the coast of Bekal. A message was received at around 6.30 p.m. that the boat had broken into two and that five workers were holding on to a part of the boat that was floating in the water, the police said.

The boat named Maria had set out on a fishing expedition from Neeleshwara Ayittala two days ago. All the fishermen who were rescued are from Tiruvananthapuram.

Following the information, rescue boats left for the area to bring those stranded back to shore, police said.


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