Mumbai: Mumbai: Two unidentified persons drowned at a sea near Marine Drive in Mumbai at around 2:00 PM on Saturday due to high tide, stated a report. One of the two missing persons got carried away in the high tide today while attempting to rescue the other.
Later in the day, one of the 2 men was rescued but was declared brought dead at a hospital.
Notably, Mumbai Fire Brigade team and Mumbai Police officers were at the spot after receiving news of the accident. Currently, rescue operations by Fire Brigade are underway for the other person who got drowned in the sea.
Police had tried to rescue the two by throwing rope but their efforts failed.
In a similar incident on July 2, two persons who were travelling in a car drowned after their vehicle got stuck in a flooded subway in suburban Malad amid heavy rainfall, stated the police. The incident took place at around 11.30 PM when the two were returning to their homes in Malad (East), a senior police official said. The deceased were identified as Irfan Khan (38) and Gulshad Shaikh (40).
(With agency inputs)