Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands

Man Dies While Saving His Son

Port Blair, Aug. 4: A 39 year old man died yesterday while saving his son from drowning. The accident took place at Garacharma, behind Sultan Bakery in a submerged part of the land at around 12 noon.

Sources inform that Johnson Rose Kindo, 39 a resident of Garacharma along with his wife and 7 year old son had gone out for fishing in the submerged land. They were also accompanied by their neighbours, a group of seven, including his family.

While fishing, the group had scattered and started moving ahead. In the meanwhile Johnson tried to cross a small stream and was successful in the first attempt. But since his son wanted to be with him, he returned and picked him up on his shoulders and tried to cross the stream again.

Witnesses who were present on the spot explain that they could just see Johnson vanishing inside the stream before pushing his son off his shoulders. The gathering somehow could save the seven year old but the illfated Johnson could not be traced until 3.00 pm when a rescue team from A&N Fire Services located his body far away from the spot he vanished.

Deceased Johnson Rose Kindo used to be a Daily Wages Driver in the Zilla Parishad and the only earning member to support his family. His wife Ruth Khujur is a housewife and unemployed. Before this tragedy, Johnson and his family had to undergo deep trauma when his only son was hit by a speeding bike two years ago. It was only last year that Johnson family could manage to have his son operated in mainland with the support of relatives and friends. The seven year orphaned child still carries a metal plate above his knees that helps him walk.