Indian Coast Guard rescues 40 fishermen off Gujarat coast; rescue mission still on

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New Delhi, Aug 31, 2017: At least eight fishing boats and around 40 fishermen have been rescued by Indian Coast Guard off Gujarat coast and brought to safety with search and rescue operations after they were stuck in the turbulent sea on Wednesday.

Four ICG ships and ALH helicopters were on the job, locating and rescuing boats and fishermen, after receiving distress calls from the fishermen in the morning.

The inclement prevailing weather and turbulent sea state has lead to several fishing boats going aground and capsizing necessitating immediate rescue.

The search operation is still on to rescue missing fishermen.

Wefornews Bureau

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