Navy team helps in search operations for missing person in Chilka lake

Bhubaneswar: At about 1730h on 05 May 22, a civil boat with 11 persons onboard capsized in Chilka lake due to inclement weather. 10 persons were rescued by fishermen and one was missing.

The office of the local Naval authority, NOIC(Odisha) at INS Chilka was informed about the incident at 2100h on 05 May 22.

Accordingly, a Naval team commenced search operations in Chilka lake with the first light in the morning on 06 May 22.

Two boats with 12 Naval personnel, including the Diving team from INS Chilka, were deployed to search for the missing person.

Enroute to Balugaon jetty the team located a floating life jacket near the vicinity of the area of the incident. The team later reached Balugaon jetty and interacted with the local populace and the family members of the missing person.

The body of the missing person, identified as Mr Rajkishore Khuntia, aged 50, was recovered near Jatia Hill of INS Chilka on 06 May 22.