SI ventures into sea to create awareness among fisherfolk
Tirur: Sub Inspector Jaleel Karuthedath ventured into sea not to catch a glimpse of the magnificent views, but to create awareness among fisherfolk and announce that their lives were valuable.
Jaleel Karuthedath had attracted media attention after rescuing a woman who fell into a well without waiting for the Fire and Rescue Service and providing first aid and hospitalising a youth who sustained electric shock.
The SI ventured 44 nautical miles into the sea with Paravanna native Gafoor, a fisherman with 30 years of experience. Jaleel Karuthedath also released a video urging fisherfolk to wear life jackets and other safety gear. The duo started their journey from Padinjarekkara harbour at 4 am and returned late in the afternoon.
Recently, several fishermen had lost their lives after a fishing boat capsized. This incident prompted Jaleel to take the trip to understand the plight of fisherfolk.
The fluorescent reflectors on life jackets will help locate those in distress during night. Also, the whistle attached to the life jackets will help attract the attention of rescuers. The SI added that using such safety gear could have saved some of the fisherfolk who died after their boat capsized.