3 fishermen missing after 2 boats capsize in Ernakulam
Kochi: Three fishermen have been reported missing after two fishing boats capsized in Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam district. Police, Fire Force and local residents are conducting a search for the trio.
The incident took place around 1 am on Wednesday. Four men had gone fishing in the Pukkad area of the river in two boats. Their boats capsized and all four fell into the water.
Pukkad native Sicharthan, Nayarambalam native Santhosh and Pachalam native Sajeevan went missing. Meanwhile, the fourth fisherman managed to hang on to a wooden pole erected in the river and swim to safety.
The incident came to light only after the fisherman, who managed to swim to safety, informed local residents of the area.