A 26-year-old man who was taken to hospital after being rescued from the Arabian Sea at Mumbai’s Marine Drive has been declared dead by doctors. “His lungs were filled with water. We declared him dead in hospital,” an on-duty casualty medical officer said, adding that a postmortem would be carried out.
The man had jumped into the sea to rescue an eight-year-old boy who was swept away by high tide in the sea near a bridge to the south of Islam Gymkhana along the Marine Drive on Saturday. A rescue operation by the Mumbai Fire Brigade along with Mumbai Police and Indian Navy was launched to find them. Navy helicopters have also been put to service. The man was traced and rushed to GT hospital while the search operation for the minor boy continued.
Search operations are underway for a 26-year-old man and an eight-year-old boy who are feared to have drowned in Arabian Sea at Mumbai’s Marine drive. The former had jumped into the sea to rescue the later. pic.twitter.com/QWkVPgy12j
Earlier in the day, a 14-year-old boy feared to have drowned in the sea was also rescued by the fire brigade. According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB), they received information of a boy being carried away by high tide in the sea near Geeta Nagar, Colaba, around 3.40 pm.
The boy, Sahil Zhakir Hushain Shaikh, was finally rescued safely by the firefighters, reported MFB.