Panaji, May 12 (IANS) A jet-ski assistant died in an accident at sea off here Friday and a probe has been ordered, officials said. Also Read - Unlock 2.0: Goa to Open For Tourists From July 2, Over 250 Hotels to Resume Operations

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar meanwhile threatened stern action against unauthorised water sports operators. Also Read - 36th National Games in Goa Postponed Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

“An enquiry has been ordered and a report will be submitted within 24 hours… The Tourism Minister proposed to take stern action against unauthorised water sports operators along the beach belt,” a Tourism Department statement said. Also Read - Goa Doesn't Promote 'Sex And Drug Tourism', Says CM Amid Nude Party Row

The jet-ski assistant drowned off Varca beach.

Popular with tourists, jet-ski rides are offered by scores of water sports operators on Goa’s popular beaches.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.