Two brothers dive in to save third, only one returns alive: Two boys drowned while trying to save their brother, who had fallen into a quarry filled with water, in Chandivli late on Tuesday, 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. Next Slide: Three drown at pre-Christmas boat party
Three drown in Powai lake at pre-Christmas boat party: 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 take support of the floating boat, or swim to the shore, Dinesh and Asif couldn't and drowned. Next Slide: Baby drowns after mother carrying her falls into sea
Baby drowns after mother carrying her falls into sea: In November 2016, a toddler drowned tragically 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. Next Slide: Girl drowns while washing clothes
Girl drowns while washing clothes: 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. Next Slide: Four teenage boys swept away during beach picnic at Arnala
Four teenage boys swept away during beach picnic at Arnala: 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. Next Slide: 27-year-old celebrating birthday, drowns with two friends
27-year-old, celebrating birthday, drowns with two friends: 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 pulled out of the water by a lifeguard, but was declared dead by Cooper Hospital doctors before admission. They were at a beach side 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. Next Slide: In absence of lifeguard, 9-year-old drowns in swimming pool
In absence of lifeguard, 9-year-old drowns in swimming pool: 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
Man Googled fastest way to kill self before jumping off Bandra-Worli Sea Link: Body of 24-year-old who went missing from Khar home on July 2nd night 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.
6-year-old boy drowns while playing near faulty bridge: While playing near Wadol bridge at Ulhasnagar on evening of June 28, 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.
Marine Drive trip turns fatal for teen as wave pulls her in causing her to drown: 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.
London boy on vacation drowns in pool at Kharghar: 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-year-old drowns in open drain in front of his house: A two-year-old boy from Ulhasnagar drowned in an open drain in front of his house on July 1 night. His body was found two km away from the spot where he fell in. The Vitthalwadi police has 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.
Birthday boy, rescuer drown in Dahisar pond: 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 to turn 16 the next day, and the group 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.
Tragic! Salman fails to save Sohail from drowning in Mumbai: 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.
Two swept away by high tide at Juhu: A beach day ended tragically for a group of friends from Vile Parle on June 25th, after two from the group drowned at Juhu beach during a high tide in the Arabian Sea. The friends have been identified as Abhishek Madhav (22) and Ankur Vedkar (17). The incident took place at around 3.30 pm. While the lifeguards and the fire brigade's rescue team pulled out Abhishek, search operations went on well into the night for Ankur.
Rape accused jumps into sea at Gorai to evade cops, ends up drowning: A 26-year-old accused of rape jumped into the Arabian Sea in a bid to escape from the police, but was instead claimed by death. 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. Here's a look at some other drowning tragedies that have taken place in Mumbai recently