Puducherry, Feb 26: Five fishermen had a miraculous escape when their boat hit a rock at an estuary near Thengaithittu post in the wee hours of today.
Police said the fishermen, who jumped into the water, swam to safety. Later, the boat was towed to the port. Meanwhile, Mechanised Boat Owners Association President Mahalingam told newspersons that the mishap occurred due to shallowness of the estuary.
He alleged that no proper dredging was carried out.