Two fishermen die after their boat capsizes in Migori

The two fishermen died after tides overturned their boat/FILE

BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,15TH APRIL 2017-Two fishermen have died after  their boat capsized at Sumba Beach in Nyatike, Migori County Friday, night April 14.

A fisherman who survived the ordeal is in stable condition and says he swam to the shore after the tragedy that came as they were fishing before tides turned close to midnight overturning their boat.

Nyatike OCPD Dishon Chebaka, who confirmed the tragedy, said bodies of the two deceased fishermen have already been retrieved and removed to Migori Level Four Hospital mortuary.

 Boat owner Tom Wenga said efforts to rescue the two deceased were futile Friday night, with the body of one retrieved soon after the accident and the other early Saturday morning after hours long search.

The police boss has appealed to fishermen in Nyatike to ensure they use protective gear and learn essential fishing techniques to avoid such fatal tragedies during their fishing expeditions.

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