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Two off-duty coast guard sailors rescue drowning woman in Mumbai

Both sailors were not on duty but they decided to help the woman despite rough seas and dark hours, said an ICG official

mumbai Updated: Aug 09, 2017 23:24 IST
Manish K Pathak
The incident occurred near Gateway of India.
The incident occurred near Gateway of India.(Pic for Representation)

Two sailors of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) saved a 35-year-old woman who fell into sea near Gateway of India on Tuesday. The incident occurred around 9pm when ICG’s Rahul Kumar Singh and Vinod were on an evening walk and saw a crowd gather near the shore.

People were screaming for help for a woman who was drowning. Both sailors were not on duty but they decided to help the woman despite rough seas and dark hours, said an ICG official. “Vinod jumped into the sea with a rope tied to his waist and Rahul held on to the rope with the help of a policeman. Vinod valiantly braved high waves to bring the woman to a nearby ramp,” added the ICG official.

The woman was not breathing when they got her out so the sailors administrated CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) on her and revived her. After the cop on the spot alerted the police control room, a police vehicle was sent there to take the woman to St George Hospital for further treatment, added the official.

The sailors accompanied her to the hospital to ensure she receives immediate medical help. Her family was then informed about the incident. “We have been trying to find out how the woman fell into the sea. Since she is in shock we will ask her later. At the time of the incident she was alone,” said a police officer from Colaba. The sailors — Rahul from Bihar and Vinod from Haryana — joined the ICG in February 2015 and are currently attached to the Worli ICG headquarters.