Four youths from Nalasopara drowned, while three managed to save themselves after they were caught in deep waters and high waves at Kelwa beach. According to Kelwa police sources, seven boys between the age group of 15 to 20 years, from Santosh Bhuvan area in Nalasopara, had gone for a picnic to Kelwa beach near Dadri Pada of Palghar district. Around 2.30 pm, four of them swam into the deep part of the waterbody and got caught in the turbulent current. The four youths suspected to have drowned, have been identified as Deepak Parshuram Chalwadi, 20, Dipesh Pednekar, 17, Kshitij Naik, 15, and Tushar Chipte, 15. The three who saved themselves have been identified as Sanket Jogle, 17, Gaurav Sawant, 17, and Devidas Jadhav, 16
Two boys drowned while trying to save their brother, who had fallen into a quarry filled with water, in Chandivli in June 17, 2017. The incident occurred around 9.30 pm when 22-year-old Saddam Abdul Sheikh accidentally fell into the quarry while attending nature’s call. A few residents, however, claimed that Saddam had jumped into the pit to commit suicide. Immediately after Saddam fell, his older brother, Javed, who was in the vicinity, rushed to save him. However, after failing to find a rope, he jumped inside. Saddam held on to Javed’s leg, but the two were unable to help each other. Meanwhile, their eldest brother, Aslam, also jumped to save the duo. While he managed to save Javed, he couldn’t rescue Saddam or himself
In December 2016, three persons among a group of seven died when the boat they were on, on the Powai Lake, overturned after hitting a rod and a fishnet placed in the lake. The three who died have been identified as Dinesh Bhoir (34), Atif Latif Khan (22) and Rashool Khan (43). The party was thrown by Rashool, a Ghatkopar based businessman, who wanted to host his friends on a houseboat parked on Powai Lake. The boat (which is driven by oars) hit a divider — that is constructed in the lake to prevent idols immersed during Ganesh Puja) from slipping deeper into the lake — and overturned. All the occupants of the boat were thrown into the lake. While the rest managed to swim to the shore, Dinesh and Asif couldn't and drowned
In November 2016, a toddler drowned at Juhu beach when her mother fell into the water while carrying her. According to the police, the child, Kayla Kavle, who was a nineteen-months old, was in a baby carrier strapped to her mother's body. The mother, Namrata Kavle (28), a resident of Santacruz (East), had gone shopping at Santacruz (West). When she found that the shops where she wanted to buy clothes for Kayla and herself were yet to open, she decided to go for a walk to Juhu beach until the shops opened. It was high tide and she was standing at the water's edge, when she lost her balance and fell into the water. With the baby strapped to her, she found it difficult to stand up quickly and lost consciousness. An hour later, visitors spotted her lying on the beach with the child still strapped to her. Unfortunately the baby had died
In August 2016, a group of seven boys from Nalasopara decided to bunk college and head out to Rajodi beach in Arnala for a picnic. Little did they know that it would be their last trip together. Four of the boys drowned, while locals managed to save three. According to witnesses, while the boys were playing in the water (holding each other’s hands in a circle), suddenly a huge wave pulled them in. The bodies of Sunny Palav (15), Sujit Vishwakarma (16), Rohan Jadhav (17) and Chetan Kalap (19) were found in a 50-metre radius of the beach
In May 2016, the Singh family in Khadakpada was bereaved. Their 9-year-old daughter, Drusti drowned in front of their eyes in a swimming pool in their housing society in Kalyan. Though the pool had a lifeguard to save amateur swimmers like her in times of crisis, he was missing from the spot – despite being on duty – when the child was crying for help. On the fateful day, the girl, along with other children was swimming in the private pool of the Rozaliya society. Soon, the children in the pool started shouting. When curious residents looked outside, they saw Drusti drowning. Her parents also started shouting from the balcony of their home, but by the time they reached the pool, it was too late
The body of a 24-year-old who went missing from home in Khar was found washed ashore near Bandra fort on Monday. CCTV footage from the Bandra-Worli Sea Link showed that he made his cab stop midway before going over the side rails. The boy, identified as Pawanjeet Singh Kohli, had been nursing a broken heart, and secretly looking for ways to end his life after his former girlfriend got engaged. The son of a well-to-do businessman, who resided in the posh Bandra neighbourhood of Pali Hill, had even searched online for the fastest way to commit suicide
A two-year-old boy from Ulhasnagar drowned in an open drain in front of his house one night. His body was found two km away from the spot where he fell in. The Vitthalwadi police registered an accidental death case. According to the police, the boy, Sahil Vinayak Shinde, a resident of section 28 in Ulhasnagar, was playing in front of his home, when he slipped and fell into the drain
Tragedy struck a family in Kharghar when a four-and-a-half-year-old boy who had been staying with his grandparents for a year and was to return to his parents in London, drowned in a swimming pool. Manbir Singh Banwayat had accompanied his mother to meet his aunt on Sunday when the incident happened
Two boys drowned in a pond near Dahisar check naka on June 15, 2017, where they went for a swim with around five other youths. One of the boys, Dhruva Ishwar Prasad Bhudmagar, who studied in Nashik and was in the city for the summer vacation, was celebrating his birthday a day prior. After the celebrations, the friends decided to cool off in a pond near the Dahisar check naka. Bhudmagar jumped in first, but when he failed to emerge from the waters, his friend and Mira Road resident, Prashant Sitharsu (20), went in to look for him. But he, too, didn't come up. The panicking friends, most of whom are school students, then alerted passers-by, who called the police. The bodies were fished out late in the evening and handed over to the boys' families.
A teenager was swept away by strong currents in a Vikhroli nullah and wasn't found despite fire department and BMC launching a search operation. According to police sources, Sohail Qureshi (15) and brother Salman (25) had jumped into the nullah near their home in Parksite Colony, Vikhroli, on June 22, 2017, to fix a broken pipeline. "It was raining heavily when the they jumped in. The water currents became stronger and they couldn’t swim. Salman managed to hold on to a rock, but Sohail was swept away," a fire department official said. Locals helped Salman out of the nullah, but Sohail was nowhere to be found.
A beach day ended tragically for a group of friends from Vile Parle after two from the group drowned at Juhu beach during a high tide in the Arabian Sea. The friends were identified as Abhishek Madhav (22) and Ankur Vedkar (17)
In October 2016, Nisha Rathod, a 14-year-old resident of Yadav Nagar, died after falling into a deep water pit, when she had gone there to wash clothes. As the residents have no water supply, they go to the nearest water pit for domestic use. "We have been requesting water supply for the past six years, but we are always ignored. We are provided with a few drinking water taps in Kesav Nagar, which is a short walk away. We pay around Rs 300 for this water and its running time is only 5.30pm to 8pm," a resident of Yadav Nagar had said. Nishi had gone to the pit with her brother, Shiva Rathod, and while washing clothes, she slipped and drowned
While playing near Wadol bridge at Ulhasnagar one evening, a six-year-old boy fell into Waldhuni river and got swept away by the current. The Ulhasnagar cops along with fire brigade officials fished out the body the next day. However, the child's parents claim that the bridge, which is lying in a precarious condition, with no barricades near it, led to the accident. The boy was identified as Ganesh Jaiswar, a Std I student of St. Joseph School.
Out celebrating his birthday with four close friends, Rohit Tiwari, 27, drowned in the sea off Versova beach in August 2016, along with another friend. A third friend, Priyansh Yadav, 26, was rescued by a lifeguard, but was declared dead by Cooper Hospital doctors before admission. They were at a beachside café when three of them decided to take a dip in the sea. The others youngsters had travelled all the way from Madhya Pradesh only to spend the day with Tiwari, who had recently moved to Mhada area of Andheri
On the evening of June 27, 2017, a 17-year-old's trip to Marine Drive ended in tragedy as a wave pulled her in and she drowned. Preeti Pise, a Wilson College student, had gone there with her friends to enjoy the rains but failed to pay attention to the BMC warning at 2.39 pm about the high tide. "They were clicking pictures and getting soaked in the waves at the promenade. A big wave knocked Preeti into the water," said an officer. She was found two hours later, but was declared dead on arrival at GT hospital
A teenager was swept away, and drowned in the sea off Marine Drive in south Mumbai while apparently clicking a selfie, a senior police official said. Police suspect that the boy was clicking a selfie while standing in water
A 26-year-old accused of rape jumped into the Arabian Sea in a bid to escape from the police, but died instead. A day after he dove into the sea at Gorai, his body washed ashore Manori Dargah on April 4, 2017. The family of the deceased accused of raping a 23-year-old on the promise of marriage refused to claim his body and sought a probe in the matter. His mother reached JJ hospital late on April 4th night claiming a conspiracy by the girl's kin, saying they were against the duo's relationship and had wanted to teach Salman a lesson
Tragedy strikes picnic as man drowns in pool of former corporator: A picnic turned tragic in Gorai when one of the members drowned in the swimming pool of a bungalow that is owned by former corporator of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) Suhas Rakvi. The 30-year-old victim identified as Kunal Luniya was at the venue for a family picnic on Sunday, when the incident occured. Gorai police was quoted as saying that around 50 family members of the medical association had gone for the picnic to Rakvi bungalow
In a bizarre incident, a 22-year-old man who had gone swimming at a Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation pool died after he choked on gutkha he had consumed. The police said that the man was a resident of Kalyan and may have swallowed the guthka while swimming. The man and his friends went for a swim to the pool in Dombivali. A life guard at the pool said that the man jumped into the pool but did not come out. The lifeguard then immediately jumped into the pool and brought the man out with the help of others
A Toddler lost her life after drowning in a pit dug for Metro construction work in Goregaon East. It was unclear how she fell into the rainwater-filled pit, but her body was spotted by locals and she was rushed to the trauma care hospital in Jogeshwari, where she was declared dead. In response, the MMRDA's joint project director Dilip Kawatkar said, "A three-year-old girl is said to have died after drowning in the pit dug for Metro work near Oberoi mall. We are probing the matter and action will be taken against those found responsible."
A 14-year-old boy drowned on Marine Drive' near Garware Chowk. Police suspect that the boy was trying to take a selfie when he was swept off. Those at Marine Drive spotted the boy drowning and alerted the police. A team from Marine Drive police station and fire brigade immediately reached the spot and rescued the boy with the help of life-guards. He was instantly rushed to the Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital in Fort' where he was declared dead on arrival
With the monsoon here, there have been a number of cases of drowning in the city. One such incident involved four young boys who decided to take a swim in the sea. Here are some bizarre cases of drowning in Mumbai
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