Naval divers today recovered the body of one of the three fishermen who went missing after their boat was hit by a merchant vessel of Alappuzha coast.
Two fishermen had been killed in the incident.
The body, which was found inside the sunken boat, has been handed over to local fishermen, naval sources said here.
Search is going on to locate two other bodies.
Deep sea clearance divers had found the wreckage of the fishing boat 'Don-I' last night.
A 10-member navy clearance diving team from Southern Naval Command here reached the location and found the wreckage at the bottom of the sea at 47 metres. The boat's cabin were found damaged and fuel leakage seen at the site.
The collision in the wee hours of March 1 had shocked the fishing community of Neendakara in Kollam district as it happened within two weeks after two fishermen were shot dead allegedly by marines onboard Italian merchant ship Enrica Lexie.