Navy rescues man from drowning in Kalu Ganga
Sri Lanka Navy's Rapid Response Rescue and Release Squadron (4Rs)
rescued a person from drowning in Kalu Ganga at Kalutara on May 2. The
man aged 56, a resident of Waskaduwa, had fallen into the river from the
Kalutara Railway Bridge.
The Navy set-up the 4Rs to provide life saving and relief assistance
during natural disasters such as floods, rough sea conditions etc. The
squadron consists Naval personnel specialised in disaster management and
craft especially designed for its operations.
4Rs has a number of achievements to its credit within a short period
since its inception. It saved the life of a student drowning in Kala
Wewa on February 5, 2012 and a woman who tried to commit suicide on
December 17, 2011.