A 25-year-old youth drowned in the Bhushi dam near Lonavala on Sunday. The police said Chetan Swamy had gone to the dam with his friends and relatives for a picnic. Swamy,a resident of Talegaon Tabhade,worked as a helper with a multinational company in Chakan,police said.
Sub-inspector Gajanan Deshmukh of Lonalava town police said,Swamy had come to the dam along with his four friends and two relatives. Those who could swim entered the waters around 11.30 am. Swamy could not swim. He had told his friends that he would only enter the shallow part of the reservoir. Prima facie,it seems that Swamy could not judge the depth and drowned, Deshmukh said.