Boat capsizes off Mangaluru coast, one missing

Mangaluru: A fisherman has been reported missing while five others were rescued after the boat they had set out for deep sea fishing, capsized off Alivebagilu near Ullal here.

While five fishers in the boat were rescued by travellers in another boat, a search has been launched by the Coast Guard for the missing fisherman.

The incident occurred when the boat in which the fishermen had gone fishing on September 16, hit a rock near breakwater close to the Old Port while returning to the port and began to sink due to flooding last evening, a release from the Coast Guard said today.

The Coast Guard had dispatched its ship Amartya apart from its hovercraft to search for the missing fisherman, the release added.