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Coast Guard deploys chopper to save drowning person

The Coast Guard today deployed a helicopter along with divers to save a person drowning off Mumbai coast.

"At about 1535 Hrs on 11 Jun 17, information was received at Headquarters Coast Guard (West) about two persons drowning at sea near Priyadarshini Park located at Malabar Hill.

"Acting swiftly, a Coast Guard Helicopter was launched in 'Search and Rescue' mode with Air Divers to save the drowning persons," an official release said.

"Arriving at the location within 10 minutes of take off, the helo searched the area and lowered an Air Diver at the shore for information on drowning persons.

"The people present at the shore informed the Coast Guard diver that only one person had strayed into sea and was seen desperately trying to reach back to shore."

Seeing his condition, some local youths volunteered and jumped into sea to save him.
11/06/17 Business Standard