Mangaluru: A fisherman turned out lucky as he saved himself staying afloat for more than half an hour using thermocol until rescue after he fell off accidentally from fishing boat, here on Sunday August 29.
The incident occurred at Ullal estuary in outskirts of the City and the man has been identified as Nawaz (35) from Kasaba Bengre. He fell off the boat when the boat was stranded due to some problem mid sea near the Ullal estuary. He fell off due to a wave hitting him hard when he was trying to pull back the fishing net from the sea. However, he saved himself by staying afloat and swimming for over half an hour with the help of a thermocol.
He got lucky when a fishing boat passed by rescued him. The rescue team had fishermen, Prem Prakash, Suryaprakash, Anil Monteiro, Ajith Bengre and Rithesh Hoige Bazar.