Mumbai: A 15-year-old boy was saved from drowning in the sea during the Ganesha idol immersion on the last day of the festival, police said today.

Girgaum Chowpatty
Girgaum Chowpatty. Pic/ Rane Ashish

The incident occurred last evening at the Girgaum Chowpatty when several idols were being immersed into the sea, a police official, who was at the spot said.

An emergency call was made to fire brigade, he said, adding, with their help the boy was rescued.

He was later taken to GT Hospital in South Mumbai and his identity is yet be ascertained, the officer said. Yesterday, lakhs of devotees thronged Girgaum, Dadar and Juhu Chowpatty and other immersion sites to bid adieu to Lord Ganesha.