Rescue operation on to trace missing fisherman

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Malkangiri: A joint team of police and fire officials on Wednesday launched a rescue operation to trace a fisherman who reportedly went missing on Tuesday in Satiguda Dam in Malkangiri district. The matter came to light after the fishermen who were present at spot alerted the matter to police.

The missing fisherman is identified as Puroshottam majhi of Champakhari village.

According to sources, two fishermen on Tuesday went missing after their boat capsized while fishing in the sea. The duo who were into the sea lost control due to strong wind and current in the water. However, one fisherman was rescued by the other fishermen who were present at the spot.

Later, the fishermen who rescued him rushed to a nearby hospital and alerted the matter to the police of the other who went missing in the sea. The police with the help of fire personnel rushed to the spot but failed to trace him.

On Wednesday, the officials again launched a rescue operation and till now the officials are unable to trace him.

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