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Tamil Nadu: Indian Navy rescues drowning fisherman off Nagapattinam coast

A team headed by leading Seaman S Mondal on Friday spotted a person "drowning" in the sea off the Nagapattinam coast, the navy said in a release in Chennai on Sunday.

Indian Navy has rescued a drowning fisherman off the Nagapattinam coast, after he was allegedly pushed into the water by a colleague following a scuffle. A team headed by leading Seaman S Mondal on Friday spotted a person “drowning” in the sea off the Nagapattinam coast, the navy said in a release in Chennai on Sunday.

“A lifebuoy was thrown and despite heavy seas, he was rescued and brought ashore,” it added. The rescued man was identified as S Sinduraj from Nagapattinam. He told the navy personnel that he was pushed overboard by another fisherman after a scuffle, the release said, adding that he has been handed over to the Marine police.