A 44-year-old fisherman drowned in the sea near Ennore after his boat capsized in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Ennore police identified the deceased as C. Mohan, a resident of Amman Koil Street, Thazamkuppam in Ennore. He and two of his co-workers, Raghavan and Raja, went into the sea for fishing on their fibre boat around 3 a.m. The boat capsized in high tides. Raghavan suffered a broken arm and swam ashore along with Raja. But Mohan drowned and his body was washed ashore at the Ennore coast around 7 a.m., the police added.