Udupi: One person drowned while five others were rescued by lifeguards in separate incidents at Malpe beach in Karnataka’s coastal Udupi district, police said on Wednesday.
Two youths, Salam Cherry from Bengaluru and Abrar from Mysuru, went missing after they were pulled into the sea by strong waves on Tuesday. Lifeguards, who immediately rushed for rescue, saved both of them.
Both men were admitted to KMC hospital in Manipal. However, Abrar breathed his last without responding to treatment, police said.
In another case, Toshib from Mysuru attempted suicide, but alert lifeguards succeeded in saving him.
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Senthil from Salem in Tamil Nadu, Basaraju from Bijapur, Namaz, and Soham Gosh from Bengaluru also went missing after getting caught in the high waves. All four men were rescued by the lifeguards.
Malpe police have registered cases and an investigation is in progress.