Father and 7-year-old son go fishing, drown in Thane creek

While the police have recovered the man’s body, rescue operations are still underway to find the child.
The incident took place in the stretch of the creek that passes through Hiranandani Estate on Sunday.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
The incident took place in the stretch of the creek that passes through Hiranandani Estate on Sunday.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
Updated on May 22, 2018 09:01 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

A seven-year-old boy and his father drowned in Thane creek while catching fish on Sunday evening.

While the police have recovered the body of Rajesh Bhoye, 29, rescue operations are still underway to find Harshad’s body.

The incident took place in the stretch of the creek that passes through Hiranandani Estate.

N Kulkarni, police inspector from Kasarwadavli police station, said: “We have found that the Bhoyes had gone to catch fish. They seem to have slipped somehow and fallen into the creek. Nobody saw them fall, so we are not sure what happened exactly.”

Some locals saw them struggle in the water and ran to get help, but no one was close by and by the time people dived in and reached the spot, the duo had drowned, the police said.

“We started search operations in the night with floodlights. Late Monday morning we pulled out Rajesh’s body. We are now searching for the boy,” Kulkarni said. Currently, both police and fire brigade officials are at the site. “We have registered a case of accidental death; further probe is on,” he added.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Arvind is a correspondent from Thane who covers crime beat and has an experience of four years in the field. Apart from crime he is also a volunteer of Wildlife Crime Control bureau and reports on environment and rescue operations in the city.

Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, January 21, 2022