Three sailors drown off Veraval coast in Gujarat

Three sailors drowned, while two others were rescued after they jumped into the sea near Veraval port to save a group of boys whose boat had overturned while fishing, police said.

Updated: Aug 15, 2011, 17:52 PM IST

Rajkot: Three sailors drowned, while two
others were rescued after they jumped into the sea near
Veraval port to save a group of boys whose boat had overturned
while fishing, police said on Monday.
The incident took place last evening when five
teenagers were busy fishing and suddenly their boat
overturned.

To save the drowning boys, five sailors jumped into
the sea. However, three of them drowned, while two others were
rescued by the Coast Guard, police said.

The deceased were identified as Mukesh Solanki, Bachu
Kapadiya and Bhaidas Bambaniya.
The five boys were also rescued, they added.

PTI