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Indian Coast Guard chopper saves drowning person in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: People at the shore said someone had strayed into sea, and was seen desperately trying to return to the shore

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2017 09:34 IST
HT Correspondent
The Coast Guard team also rescued a man who had jumped in to  save the drowning person.
The Coast Guard team also rescued a man who had jumped in to save the drowning person.(HT File Photo)

An Indian Coast Guard helicopter helped rescue a drowning person in Mumbai on Sunday.

According to the officials, around 3.30pm, the Coast Guard received an alert that two persons were drowning near Priyadarshini Park at Malabar Hill.

A Coast Guard helicopter was then launched for the search and rescue operation, with air divers.

Within 10 minutes, the helicopter scanned the area and lowered the air diver at the shore to look for the drowning persons

People at the shore informed the Coast Guard diver that one person had strayed into sea, and was seen desperately trying to come back to the shore. Some local youths jumped into sea to pull him back, but started to drown.

The Coast Guard team managed to save the man who jumped in as well as the drowning person.They were sent to a nearby hospital, officials said.