Two men, who were part of a 10-member group from Thane that had gone for a picnic to Gorai beach, drowned on Saturday.
While Shailesh Ghadigaonkar’s (25) body has been recovered, Srikrishna Bhoir (22) is still missing.
Police suspect Bhoir too has drowned.
At 2 pm, Ghadigaonkar decided to go for a swim. Soon, Bhoir too joined him.
“After half-an-hour they ventured deep into the sea,” said a witness, who refused to give his name. The other eight friends too were in shallow waters.
The witness added that a few members of the group noticed that their friends were drowning and tried to save them.
“One of the group members informed the police and fire brigade,” said an officer of the Gorai police station, requesting anonymity.
Fire officials said Ghadigaonkar’s body was found by evening. The body was taken to Bhagwati hospital in Borivli.
Efforts to locate Bhoir were on until late evening.