Paradip: The body of a fisherman, who went missing in the boat capsize incident Tuesday, was retrieved Wednesday by the Marine police from Nehru Bangala in Paradip town of Jagatsinghpur district.
The deceased has been identified as Batakrushna Mallick, police said.
Notably, at least three fishermen went missing after their fishing trawler capsized in the Mahanadi river mouth in Paradip coast here Tuesday.
The incident took place close to the Nehru Bangala when the small trawler carrying five fishermen was returning to coast after fishing in the deep sea, said Pradumnya Behera, inspector-in-charge of Paradip Marine police station.
Another trawler rescued two fishermen, but there was no whereabouts of the three others. Fire brigade and Coast Guard have launched a search operation.
The rescued persons, hailing from nearby Bhadrak district, were rushed to the Atharbanki hospital for treatment.
However, Batakrushna’s body was retrieved by the Marine police from Nehru Bangala Wednesday.
On the other hand, another fisherman, identified as Laxmidhar Das, who also went missing after the boat capsized, is yet to be traced till the last reports came in.