Pinarayi Vijayan: Navy roped in to trace missing fisherman
Carlos, a 48-year-old fisherman from Kunnumpuram, Anchuthengu, who went to sea along with five other fishermen, has not been traced even after four days. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said a search operation is underway for Carlos and a joint operation team comprising Navy, Coast Guard and Coastal Police set out from Kochi shores on Sunday morning to intensify the search operation.
Carlos and five friends set out for fishing from Anchuthengu at 5.30 am on Thursday. Just as they were 50 metres off the coast, a large wave hit their boat. Under the impact, Carlos and one of his friends fell off the vessel. Though his friend had a miraculous escape, Carlos was untraceable.
Many boats have set out from Anchuthengu coast in search of Carlos in the past three days but in vain. The Coast Guard and Navy have joined the search operations.