Girl rescued, boy drowns near Bandra bandstand

Mumbai: A boy drowned while a girl was rescued when they suddenly drowned in the sea due to high tide while they were sitting on the rocks at Bandra Bandstand promenade.

According to a Mumbai Fire Brigade official, rescue operation is underway in to save the boy.

“The rescued girl has been identified as 20-year-old Priti Gupta. She has been admitted to Bhabha hospital and is currently undergoing treatment in the ICU ward,” said Dr Ritesh, Assistant Medical Officer (AMO) at Bhabha hospital.

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“We received a call at 12.10 pm today. When the fire tenders reached the site, they were told by the police personnel and locals that one boy and a girl were sitting on rocks at Bandra Bandstand, around 100 to 150 feet away from seashore when suddenly they drowned in the sea due to the high tide,” said Prabhat S Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Mumbai Fire Brigade.

He said the girl was rescued by police and local fisherman before the arrival of fire brigade tenders.

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