Thiruvananthapuram: A fisherman in Kerala who had saved many lives during the flood in August, died on Sunday in a road accident.
Last week Jineesh, 24, came under a lorry after he fell off his bike. He was being treated for severe injuries at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, reports NDTV.
The fisherman, one of the “coastal warriors” involved in flood rescue in Kerala, was among the first responders called for help in Chengannur in Alappuzha.
People across the country heaped praises on Kerala’s fishermen for their unmatched rescue efforts, risking their lives to save thousands of stranded people.
The state government, appreciating the role of the fishermen, has offered welfare schemes for them. Finance Minister Thomas Isaac in a tweet earlier said how fishermen are the best rescuers. Dr Thomas Isaac also said the Fisheries Department will raise a team of rescue volunteers in every district from the fishermen community.