Four including Japanese national who went missing, rescued



Wijeya Newspapers


Four individuals, including a Japanese national, who had gone missing after a boat that went to sea capsized at Muhudukatuwa in Marawila, have been rescued. The incident occurred when a group of five, including a foreigner, ventured out to sea in a small dinghy for fishing. Adverse weather conditions reportedly led to the boat capsizing. The owner of the capsized boat, a resident of Marawila, reported the incident to the Marawila Police. The individuals operating the boat managed to convey the emergency through a telephone message to a fisherman on land. Responding to the distress call, a group of locals reached the reported location, rescued the boat operator, and brought him safely ashore. The remaining four occupants of the boat, who went missing, were rescued following a search and rescue operation launched with the help of the Navy, police said.