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Fishermen Rescued After Boat Mishap Off Kodiyakarai Coast

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In a dramatic sea rescue near Kodiyakarai, three fishermen from Nagore area—Ravi, Regupathy, and Jeyapal—were stranded after their boat suffered damage due to heavy winds on Sunday. Their boat took on water, forcing them to cling to an icebox to stay afloat until fellow fishermen spotted and rescued them late in the day.

The fishermen were subsequently admitted to Vedaranyam Government Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, another team from the Pushpavanam fishermen colony has been dispatched to assess the salvage possibilities of the damaged boat.

This incident highlights the risks faced by fishermen and the crucial role of community support in maritime emergencies.

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