The coast guard received a call for help from a fishing boat at 11:30pm on Tuesday. (Representational)
The Coast Guard today rescued a 41-year-old fisherman, eight hours after he accidentally fell into the sea in Tamil Nadu.
The coast guard received a call for help from a fishing boat which was about 60 km southeast of Pamban Light around 11:30pm on Tuesday.
'Vaibhav' vessel on patrol in the Gulf of Mannar immediately set course and commenced search operations.
Devrajan, a crew member of an Indian fishing boat RR, was rescued by around 7:30 am today.
First aid was given by a medical team on board the vessel.
His condition is stable.