An 18-year-old woman slipped and drowned at Mumbai’s Bandra Bandstand while she was taking a selfie with her friends on Saturday morning. A man who tried to save her may have died too.
Tarannum and her two friends were at Bandstand in the Fort for a picnic.
“The woman slipped. A youngster named Ramesh Walunj tried to save her, but unfortunately both fell down in the sea. Rescue operation is going on,” said Mumbai police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni.
The fire brigade and two boats of Mumbai police are searching for the youngsters but are held up by high tide, officials said. Later in the afternoon, coast guard also sent a helicopter to scour the area.
Eye witnesses told the police that the three girls were standing close to the edge and fell in as they failed to judge the depth of the water.
Walunj, a driver, was passing from near the fort when he heard cries for help.
Knowing how to swim, he dived in to save the girls. He managed to bring two girls to safety and went in the water for his third save but was washed away due to the strong current.