Navy recovers body of person drowned in estuary of Kelani river

The Navy, today (10th August), managed to recover a body of a person who went missing after drowning in the estuary of Kelani river.

Two fishermen who went for fishing on 09th August 2019 were reported missing after their fishing boat capsized in the estuary of Kelani river. On receipt of information from the Wattala Police about this unfortunate event, a team of divers attached to the Western Naval Command was promptly rushed to the location.

During the search operation, the Navy divers found a body of a person and that was subsequently brought ashore. The deceased has been identified as a resident of Palliyawatta in Wattala, aged 53. The dead body was handed over to the Wattala Police for further investigation.