21 May 2024  |   06:56am IST

Seven missing children traced on Goan beaches

Three college students rescued off Palolem beach

Team Herald

CALANGUTE: The sudden rains made tourists instinctively run for cover on Goan beaches. In the melee, seven children got separated from their parents. They were later traced and reunited with their families over the weekend. 

In two separate cases of children reunited with their parents at Calangute beach, a three-year-old girl and nine-year-old boy, both from Karnataka, were found unattended by lifesavers and subsequently reunited with their families.

At Baga beach, a man from Kerala reported that his daughter went missing at the lifeguard tower. After an extensive search, she was located nearly two kms from the tower and reunited with her father.

In yet another incident at Colva beach, an eight-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl from Quepem were found to be in distress by lifesavers, who spent nearly one hour searching for their parents. 

A similar incident was reported at Miramar beach, where a lifesaver found a three-year-old Goan boy in distress and reunited him with his mother after making several announcements. 

There were also three rescue incidents at Palolem beach, where three women from Karnataka, all college students aged 20, were caught in a rip current and dragged underwater. After being rescued, they were taken via ambulance to a local hospital and later discharged.

At Dudhsagar, a man from Hyderabad and his three-year-old daughter slipped from a rocky area and fell into the water, after which the child began drowning as she was not wearing a lifejacket. A lifesaver immediately jumped into the water and brought her to safety. 

A 19-year-old teenager from Kudal faced breathing difficulties after a person jumped on her chest while swimming off Mandrem beach. She was administered oxygen and was shifted to a hospital.

A man from Mangalore hit his head on a stationary boat, while swimming and sustained a minor head injury. He was administered first aid after coming to the lifeguard tower.


Iddhar Udhar