: The body of one of the four fishermen who went missing in the high seas on Thursday was recovered off the coast of Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.

Police said J. Amalraj (35) of Iraiyumanthurai, E. Joy (34) of Iravipuththanthurai, A. Varuvel (58) and V. Xavier, both from Poothurai, went for fishing from Thengaaipattinam on Wednesday last. As they, who had to return to the shores on Thursday morning, did not return till Friday morning, his friends launched a search operation from Friday afternoon.

Following a request from the Department of Fisheries, two Coast Guard vessels also launched a search in the evening. A team of fishermen, which was searching, recovered the body of Amalraj and brought it to Iraiyumanthurai on Saturday.