Divers locate capsized boat

Rajahmundry: A team of divers has found the capsized boat Royal Vasishta in the Godavari on Sunday.
On Sunday, a 10-member divers’ team was brought in from Visakhapatnam by the Kakinada-based Balaji Marines, which was tasked with retrieving the boat. They located it at a depth of about 70 feet. The divers, equipped with oxygen cylinders, made at least 10 attempts before they located the silhouette of the boat in the dark waters. They have fixed an anchor to the boat and brought it closer to the bank and will be fixing another anchor to it before it is pulled up.
East Godavari SP Adnan Nayeem Asmi said there has been a significant progress in the boat retrieval operation on Sunday. The team of divers has managed to reach the boat, which is at a depth of nearly 70 feet. He hoped that the boat will be pulled out soon.
Meanwhile, half a body in a pair of jeans was found at the accident site on Sunday. The body was shifted to Rajahmundry Government Hospital for identification and post-mortem. A DNA test will be conducted before it is handed over to the relatives. With this the number of bodies retrieved from Godavari has reached 40. Eleven bodies are yet to be recovered.

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