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Navy personnel transfer fisherman ashore for medical treatment

Naval personnel aboard the ship SLNS ‘Jayasagara’ attached to the Southern Naval Command transferred a critically ill fisherman aboard a multiday fishing trawler ashore for prompt medical treatment yesterday..The trawler ‘Sasmika Putha’ had gone for fishing from the Beruwala fisheries harbour on July 14 and the fisherman onboard had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

After receiving information about the incident by Beruwala Police, the Navy dispatched SLNS Jayasagara to bring the patient ashore. The patient was safely transferred to the naval ship in the seas about 54 nm off the Galle Lighthouse and brought to the Galle harbour.

He was rushed to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Galle, the Navy media unit said.