Bhatkal: Fisherman drowns in the sea; dies

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 22nd August 2019, 5:01 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: A fisherman lost his life after drowning in Arabian sea while fishing here at Bhatkal on Tuesday, 20th August. The deceased is identified as Durgappa Maasti Moger, aged 65, a resident of Heble in the taluk.

Sources informed that the incident happened when the deceased had been for fishing in his boat, wherein he lost the balance due to high tides and slipped into the sea and went drowning. The search operation was launched soon after the incident on Tuesday but was unable to trace the body. However, the body was found floating the next day and was brought back to shores. 

The body was handed over to family members after conducting post mortem at Bhatkal government hospital.

A case has been registered in Bhatkal rural police station.

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