The bodies of the three minors who were feared drowned off Marve jetty in Malad were found Monday.
Mumbai Fire Brigade recovered the body of one boy by morning and the other two by afternoon.
Shiva Ashok Gupta (12),Mayur Gyaneshwar Gaikwad (12) and Jeetu Dattaram Pashte (14) were pulled by strong currents around 2 pm Sunday. Fire brigade and Navy conducted a rescue operation,but were unable to trace the bodies Sunday.
Corporator of P-north ward Vinod Shelar said at least one lifeguard should be stationed to prevent such accidents. BMC should cordon off this area to avoid future drownings. In the past year,there have been several drowning cases here, he said.
Shelar added,Maharashtra Maritime Board does not provide information on the timings of high/low tides,which would help people.
P S Ranhangdale,deputy chief fire officer in-charge of beach safety,said lifeguards were posted at six beaches Dadar,Juhu,Aksa,Girgaum,Gorai and Versova. We do not station lifeguards at every beach. Only tourist beaches have lifeguards. We have notified locals to avoid swimming at Marve beach because it is essentially a jetty. The beach has many unused fishing nets in the water,which could entangle and drown people. Since there are dangerous undercurrents,we have boards saying the beach is not meant for swimming, Ranhangdale said.