Kochi, Mar 4: Navy divers on Sunday recovered the body of one of the three fishermen who went missing after their boat was hit by a merchant vessel off Alappuzha. On March 1, 2012, two fishermen drowned and three went missing when a ship rammed their fishing vessel.
The collision in the wee hours of March 1, 2012 had shocked the fishing community of Neendakara in Kollam district as it happened within two weeks after two fishermen were shot dead allegedly by marines onboard Italian merchant ship Enrica Lexie.
The body, which was found inside the sunken boat, has been handed over to local fishermen, Navy sources said in Kochi.
Search is going on to locate two other bodies.
Deep sea clearance divers had found the wreckage of the fishing boat ‘Don-I' on Saturday night.
A 10-member Navy clearance diving team from the Southern Naval Command in Kochi reached the location and found the wreckage at the bottom of the sea. The boat's cabin was found damaged and fuel leakage seen at the site.