18 year old woman slips and drowns in sea after taking selfie

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An 18-year-old woman slipped and drowned at Mumbai’s Bandra Bandstand Promenade, near Mumbai, India while she was taking a selfie with her friends on the morning of Saturday, January 9, 2016. A man who tried to save her may have died too.

Tarannum and her two friends were at Bandstand in the Fort for a picnic.

“The woman slipped. A youngster named Ramesh Walunj tried to save her, but unfortunately both fell down in the sea.” said a Mumbai police spokesperson.

The fire brigade and two boats of Mumbai police were searching for the youngsters but were held up by high tide. Later in the afternoon, coast guard also sent a helicopter to search the area.

Eye witnesses told the police that the three girls were standing close to the edge and fell in as they failed to judge the depth of the water.

Walunj, a driver, was passing from near the fort when he heard cries for help.

Knowing how to swim, he dived in to save the girls. He managed to bring two girls to safety and went in the water for his third save but was washed away due to the strong current.

Source: Hindustan Times

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