One youth drowned while three others are still missing at sea near Juhu beach on Thursday evening, with search operations under way till the time of going to press. A fifth youth was rescued earlier in the evening.
The five youths, residents of D.N. Nagar, had gone for a swim to Juhu on Thursday evening, as per a statement issued by the Juhu police. Around 5 p.m., when they were swimming around Godrej chowpatty and Gandhigram chowpatty, they started drowning. Onlookers alerted the fire brigade, which sent a flood rescue team and senior officers to the spot.
Wasim Khan (22) was rescued by the fire brigade around 6 p.m. Seventeen-year-old Nazir (last name not known) was rescued later and taken to Cooper Hospital, but died. The other three — Fardeen Saudagar (17), Sohail Khan (17), Faisal Shaikh (17) — have not yet been found.
A Navy helicopter has been pressed into service to help the fire brigade. “Our teams will continue search operations as per protocol. We will call for reinforcements if required,” said a fire brigade officer who was part of the search operations.
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