Sri Lankan fisherman rescued in Indian waters near Rameswaram, handed over to authorities

Rameswaram: A 37-year-old Sri Lankan fisherman, found struggling in mid-sea after straying into Indian waters, was rescued by Indian fishermen on Sunday and handed over to the Tamil Nadu Marine Coastal Group Police in Rameswaram.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Police said Maria Dasan from Pesalai in Mannar district was caught in the rough sea and strayed into Indian waters in his boat off the coast. He was struggling in the sea when the fishermen rescued him.

Another Lankan fisherman Andan, who was in another boat was missing, police said.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Navy damaged the wind screen of more than 10 Indian fishing boats by pelting stones near Katchativu.

Police said more than 850 fishing boats from Mandapam and Rameswaram were fishing near Katchativu when the Lankan Naval patrol personnel in 10 boats attacked them with stones.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2017 14:08:00 IST

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