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Updated: July 6, 2013 10:49 IST

Policeman drowns near Chennai Port during search for body

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Chennai,05/07/2013:For City:P.C.Srinivsan,Traffic sub inspector of police atSembium station in chennai on Thursday. Photo:B_Jothi Ramalingam.
THE HINDU;THE HINDU Chennai,05/07/2013:For City:P.C.Srinivsan,Traffic sub inspector of police atSembium station in chennai on Thursday. Photo:B_Jothi Ramalingam.

A special sub inspector of police drowned near Chennai port during the search for the body of a colleague’s son, who had drowned off the Marina on Sunday. P.C. Srinivasan (50), a traffic SSI, attached to Sembium police, left around 2 p.m. on a fibre boat along with six others hoping to locate the body of Koushik, son of sub inspector Duraibabu of Sembium traffic.

After a three-hour-long unsuccessful search, they were returning when a giant tide hit the boat, throwing Srinivasan into the sea. He tried to swim but the strong tide overwhelmed him. His body was recovered by the crew.

Srinivasan is survived by his wife Radha and two children.

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