Karachi fishermen save a Chinese national from drowning on Wednesday. Fishermen were on their usual exercise when they saw a man swimming in the sea near Bhandar Island off the Karachi coast.
The captain of the fishermen’s ship, Haji Abdullah said that they saw the man swimming when they set off to catch fish in the morning. They directed their ship towards him and saved him. He was pulled onto the boat after being rescued.
Abdullah Nakhoda revealed that his crew saw “the man in the deep sea around 10 kilometers away from Manora on Wednesday morning en route to our routine fishing. The man was swimming in the deep sea. We moved our boat towards him and rescued him.”
The viral video shows fishermen trying to keep him warm. They draped him in sheets and rub his hands continuously to save him. After being rescued he was first shifted to the Ibrahim Hyderi village- an area largely habited by fishermen in Karachi.
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Abdullah said that they tried their best to keep the man safe. They could not talk to this man much due to the language barrier. Later they handed over the Chinese national to a nearby picket of the Maritime Security Agency. It is still unknown how the Chinese national reached there in the open sea and what exactly happened to him before drowning in the sea.
The video of the fishermen saving the Chinese national got immense traction on social media. Netizens praised the kind and humane gesture of the fishermen despite not having enough resources to help him. They are also demanding security to probe the case- how the foreigner reached the open sea, what was he doing there. Some said that it is an off-bound area for foreigners hence his must presence at that place must be investigated.