Stephan, a fisher from Poonthura (near Thiruvananthapuram) said: It was the first time we were experiencing such huge waves and a rough sea. Luckily, the rescue boat came back and saved us. He has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram's Government Medical College Hospital.
Never saw such violent sea: A fisherman
One terrified fisherman, Titus, hailing from Neendakara of Kerala's Kollam district said he never faced such a violent sea; not even in the movies.
He added the gusty winds literally overthrew their boat, but somehow they managed to hold on to it until the rescue team arrived.
Kennedy, a fellow fisherman, said they aimlessly drifted for 100km in the strong winds.
Many fishermen still missing
According to some reports, over 100 fishermen are yet to return from sea. Meanwhile, their anxious family members are staging protesting by blocking roads in various places of Kerala, expressing their anguish. Many are waiting with tears and prayers, for their loved ones to return.