Six persons were rescued off Goa’s beaches over the extended Easter weekend


Six persons were rescued off Goa’s beaches over the extended Easter weekend. Drishti Marine lifesavers also prevented a person from taking his own life, reunited a lost child with their parents and administered first aid to two injured persons.

At Agonda, a 32-year-old resident of Mumbai was rescued by lifesaver Satyawan Velip after nearly drowning in a rip current along a rocky section off the beach. The victim was secured with a rescue tube as a lifesaver operating a jet ski reached the spot and brought him safely to shore.

A 47-year-old woman from Kolkata was rescued off Benaulim beach by lifesaver Guitesh Gaonkar,

who noticed the victim was caught in a flash rip current and was struggling to resurface. The victim was rescued with a rescue tube.

A 32-year-old man, a resident of Mysore, was prevented from taking his life at Colva beach after he communicated his intention to the patrolling supervisor, Shankar Paryekar. The lifesaver soothed the victim, guided him to the nearby tower and offered him water. Paryekar proceeded to inform the police team and waited with the victim until their arrival.

At Palolem beach, a 24-year-old resident of Hyderabad kayaking nearly 700 metres off the coastline was at risk of drowning after a leak in his kayak. A vigilant jet ski operator was alerted and rushed to the victim’s rescue, getting him safely to shore.

In a similar incident, reported at Cola River, two men from Bengaluru, both aged 32, were at risk of drowning after their kayak overturned in the water. An alert lifesaver, Mahesh Velip, rushed into the water with the help of the surfboard and rescued them.

At Baina beach, a 19-year-old man from Bengaluru was administered first-aid for a deep cut sustained from broken glass on his left foot while swimming. Similarly, at Arambol beach, a man from Kerala who dislocated his left arm was also administered first-aid. Both victims stated that they wanted to depart in their private vehicles and were consequently handed over to their acquaintances.

A three-year-old at Colva beach was reunited with his parents, residents of Margao, who were occupied swimming. The distressed child was noticed wandering along the beach by a lifesaver, who promptly made announcements from the jeep. Once the parents were located and their identities confirmed, the child was handed over.

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