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14th November 2021 15:43:54 Hours

Fisherman Stuck in Swirling Waters in Kotmale Rescued

A person fishing in adjacent waters around the Kotmale Oya who got stuck after being carried away by gushing waters, was rescued around 12.00 noon today (14) by 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment troops of the 581 Brigade with much difficulty as water levels were fast swelling.

On the instructions of the Commanding Officer, 5 VIR, troops swiftly jumped into the waters using nylon ropes and rescued the sinking fisherman who had got stuck in swirling water currents before he was brought to the bank. (See enclosed video footage)