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Missing 11 fishermen rescued and brought ashore


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The 11 fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off the southern coast yesterday have been rescued and brought ashore today.

The fishermen were rescued by a boat from Galle Harbour and were brought to the Harbour at around 10.15 a.m. today. Two of the fishermen have been admitted to the hospital.

The boat with the 11 fishermen had left the Ambalangoda Fisheries Harbour around 10.30 a.m. on Sunday. The vessel had capsized near Hikkaduwa and the fishermen had drifted towards Weligama.

The Navy had then received information that the boat was missing at around 7.25 p.m. last night and dispatched two Dvora vessels and one water jet to search for the fishing boat and the fishermen.

A Sri Lanka Air Force helicopter was also deployed to find the fishermen.

It is reported that they had had about 3000 kg of fish in the boat. (Colombopage) 


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