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YMCA drowning: Police get attendees’ register

mumbai Updated: Jun 09, 2010 00:43 IST
Young Men’s Christian Association

The Agripada police have acquired the attendees’ register from the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) on Tuesday to find out how many lifeguards and instructors were on duty at the pool when a 17-year-old boy drowned on Friday.

Sayyed had gone swimming with his neighbour’s son Mohammed Abiyaan (9).

The pool was crowded and therefore when Sayyed began drowning, his cries for help went unheard.

A woman, who had brought her son to the pool, spotted Sayyed’s body floating in the water. She raised an alarm following which Sayyed’s lifeless body was pulled out of the swimming pool. He was rushed the Nair hospital, where he was declared dead before admission by the doctors.

“The YMCA has given us a list with the names of the employee’s names who were present at the pool,” said Police Inspector P. Gosavi, from the Agripada police station.

The list states that amongst other employees, two lifeguards and three instructors were present at the pool on that day.
“We have called all the employees listed in the attendance register to find out who were the lifeguards and instructors at the pool. We will now record the statements of the employees to zero down on the lifeguards responsible for the negligence due to which the boy’s cries went unnoticed,” added Gosavi.

The police have sent the boy’s blood and skin samples for chemical analysis “We are now awaiting the report. We are also expecting Sayyed’s post-mortem report within this week to find out the exact cause of his death,” Gosavi said.

Police suspect that as Abdul was a diabetic, his fluctuating sugar levels may have caused him to faint or made him weak and he drowned.