Mumbai: Body of third student who drowned at Aksa recovered

He had gone with four friends to Aksa Beach; three of them drowned

The body of the third student who drowned at Aksa beach on Monday afternoon, Shikhar Gaikwad, (22), was found yesterday. A team of Fire Brigade personnel, police and life guards were searching for it for 16 hours.

Shikhar Gaikwad
Shikhar Gaikwad’s body was found yesterday

Gaikwad had gone for a picnic with four friends. Dipshika Gupta (20) and Hemant Sharma (22) drowned and were found on Monday while Gaikwad was missing.

One of their friends, Monica Fernandez was saved by a lifeguard. A fifth friend, Rahul Vishwakarma, had not entered the water as he was recovering from a minor accident.

Police said lifeguards had warned the students not to enter the sea but they did so.

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