Maharashtra: Boat capsizes in Arabian Sea near Uttan coast; six swim to safety, one missing

Thane (Maha): Six fishermen swam to safety while one was missing after their boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Uttan coast here in Maharashtra, police said today. The mishap took place around 9.30 pm yesterday when the seven fishermen on board the transit boat were on way to a bigger boat anchored in the deep sea, an official at the Uttan police station said.

Amid the high tide, their transit boat overturned off the Uttan coast, located in Bhayandar area of Thane, he said. While four fishermen swam to safety late last night, two reached the Uttan shore this morning, the official said. Divers and locals were searching for the missing fisherman, he said.




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