December 24, 2021 8:36:28 pm
A fisherman from Gujarat was bit by a snake while fishing mid-sea and he was evacuated by the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday. This is the second such incident within a fortnight where the Coast guard provided medical assistance to a fisherman who suffered snake bite, official sources said.
On receiving a distress call about the master of the fishing boat “Rutika” being bit by a snake, the Interceptor Boat -152 which was on operational deployment was diverted to evacuate the fisherman.
According to officials, the fisherman suffered the snake bite while retrieving a fishing net about 17 nautical miles southwest of Dwarka. First-aid and initial medical assistance were provided to the patient on-board the Coast Guard boat and later he was brought to Okha harbour for further treatment.
He was later shifted to a government hospital where his condition is reported to be stable.
In a similar incident on December 12, the master of the Indian fishing boat “Badrika” suffered a snake bite while retrieving fishing nets 54 nautical miles south-west of Veraval. Coast Guard had provided similar assistance even then.
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