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3 Mumbai Boys Feared Drowned During Ganesh Idol Immersion, 2 Others Rescued

Mumbai: Three boys were feared drowned in the sea in Mumbai’s Versova during Ganesh idol immersion, while two others accompanying them were rescued, a fire brigade official said.

“We received a call about the incident around 9 pm and reached the spot in half an hour, where we were told that five boys had ventured into the sea for immersing a Ganesh idol. But two of them were rescued by the people present there and some local residents before our team went there,” he said.

The rescued boys were taken to Cooper Hospital, the official said.

“However, three boys are still missing, and the search operation is on with the help of lifeguards and members of the flood rescue team. LED lights and a boat are being used for the operation,” he said.

The help of Navy divers has been sought, the official said, adding that a fire engine, one boat, some lifeguards and other personnel are present at the spot.

(With PTI Inputs)

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