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Navy assists in transferring critically-ill fisherman to safety

The critically-ill fisherman being taken aboard the Navy ship.

Responding to information conveyed by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Department, Sri Lanka Navy personnel transferred a patient who was critically-ill onboard a multi-day fishing trawler, to safety yesterday.

A fisherman who was onboard the fishing trawler Yasa isuru 1 which had left the Beruwala harbour for fishing last December 31, had suddenly been in distress with Cardiac pain. On receiving information, the Fast Attack Craft P 432 attached to Southern Naval Command was promptly dispatched by the Navy for transferring the patient.

Accordingly, the patient was taken on board P 432 at the sea, 48 nautical miles off the Galle lighthouse and transferred safely to the Galle harbour. Later on, the rescued patient was admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for treatment.