5 rescued at Aksa, Juhu beaches on high-tide day

According to data provided by the disaster management department, a total of 24 high-tide days have been predicted this year.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:June 20, 2016 12:39 am

The fire brigade and lifeguards rescued four persons at Gorai beach and a child at the Juhu beach on Sunday. No injuries were reported.

The incident at Gorai occurred around 10.30 am near the Pixcy Hotel area, where Mayank Jayprakash Walela (25), Bhaskar Kamlendra Mishra (25), Jagjitsingh Garibachansingh (27) and Dipti Lalwani(26) were rescued. Around 1 pm, Ankita Ajay Yadav, (7) was drowning in the sea when lifeguards at the Juhu beach spotted and rescued her.

“In both the incidents, the people had gone deep into with the waves and got trapped when sea water gushed back towards the shore,” said an official from the fire department, adding that Sunday was one of the high-tide days.

According to data provided by the disaster management department, a total of 24 high-tide days have been predicted this year. The fire brigade, the National Disaster Response Force and the Mumbai Police have been alerted about the days. On all these 24 days, representatives from 14 agencies will be present in the control room for three hours before and after the estimated timings of the high tide.

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