Tamil Nadu: Angler Rescues 9 People from Drowning in Uppar River


While some surviving devotees offered money to Jeman as a token of present, he refused to receive it. (Representational Image: News18/File)

While some enduring followers offered money to Jeman as a token of gift, he declined to get it

  • News18 Thoothukudi
  • Last Updated:April 07, 2022, 23:00 IST

It was a miraculous escape for 9 followers of St. Thomaiyar Church from Adaikkalapuram when they went down to the Uppar River at the confluence of the Thamirabarani river at Punnaikkayal in the Thoothukudi district to shower and collect oysters. They were not familiar with the furious waves approaching and all of a sudden all of them were drowning.Meanwhile, Jeman, 37

, a fisherman coming from Punnaikkayal Russia Street, heard the ‘screams of aid’ while fishing in the area.Soon after

noticing them, he right away hurried to the spot, managed to singlehandedly save all the victims by boat, brought them ashore and admitted them to a private health center in Punnaikkayal for treatment. While some surviving fans provided money to Jeman as a token of gift, he declined to get it.Saint Thomaiyar Church is situated in this area and has to do with 300 years old. Enthusiasts who visit this church have to cross the Uppars by boat, which is divided into 6 branches of Thamirabarani. Ad The individuals of the area have demanded

the district administration honour the angler Jeman, who stood alone and risked his life to rescue 9 individuals from danger.Read all the Newest News, Breaking News and IPL 2022 Live Updates here.Published at Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:30:27 -0400