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Fisherman missing, 7 rescued as boat sinks off Gujarat coast

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A went missing while seven others with him were rescued after their barge sankoff the coast Monday, the (ICG) said.

A is on for the missing fisherman, it said.

Soon after receiving a distress call Monday morning,seeking help after the barge started sinking off in district, anICG interceptor boat patrolling at sea was diverted immediately for the rescue operation, the said in a press release.

"Despite adverse weather conditionsof windsgusting upto 40 kts (knots) the search and rescue efforts culminated in successfully saving seven precious lives," it said.

"One missing crew is frantically being searched using sea-air coordinated method by augmenting a Dornier aircraft, it said.

This comes a day after the rescued eight fishermen off the Porbandar coast in after receiving distress call from them following flooding of their fishing trawler.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 23:15 IST