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Drishti Lifesavers who rescued Vasco fishermen on 12th August off Chapora River/ Vagator beach were felicitated today by State BJP President Sadanand Tanavade, Rajya Sabha MP Tendulkar and Vasco MLA Carlos in the presence of Parish Priest of St. Andrew’s Church.

The Lifesavers who carried out this rescue;
Amit Mahale & Gaurish Mote : Morjim
Sachin Naik & Yashwant Kurle : Vagator
Vinod Salelkar & Divakar Desai : Calangute
Mahesh Gaonkar & Mangesh Gawas : Baga
Tushar Kharade, Shantaram Rane, Nikeel Tandel, Vithal Tandel : Mandrem
Rudresh Mahale & Balkrishna Kalangutkar : Vagator beach response
Sandeep Mapankar, Deepak Gadekar : Arambol

On August 12th 2021 a fishing boat capsized off the coast of Chapora. In a coordinated rescue operation at Vagator which involved 7 Lifesaving teams on jetskis responding from beaches as far as Baga, a total of 17 Lifesavers carried out the rescue resulting in saving the lives of the 10 fishermen.

A fishing boat capsized off Chapora river and threw the lives of fishermen onboard into disarray. Two fishermen jumped into the waters and went missing. Help was alerted. Lifesavers plugged into action for rescue. 10 fishermen were rescued by the lifesavers on jetskis while the two missing fishermen were found by a shore lifesaving team in action. The survivors were all then moved to Vagator for first aid and any other assistance.

It was truly a great team effort by all possible only because of the sharp lookout by Lifesaver Yashwant Kurle who first noticed fishermen jumping from the boat and realised that something was wrong when the boat started to sink. The quick response by Amit Mahale, Gauresh Mote and Sachin Naik of Vagator tower on jetskis as first responders saved the first lot before more Jetski arrived as back up. Jetski from as far as Baga, Calangute, and Arambol reached the scene and moved into swift action.