Mumbai college girl falls into sea while clicking selfie

Mumbai, Jan 9: A college girl who fell into the swirling Arabian Sea while clicking a selfie off a rocky beach here on Saturday was untraced as well as a youth who plunged into the water to save her, police said.

The girl, identified as a teenager named Tarannum, slipped while clicking a selfie with her mobile phone on the rocky beach of Bandra Bandstand.

On hearing the screams of her two friends, local youth Rajesh Walunj jumped into the rising tidal waters to rescue her.

Both were not found till late Saturday afternoon. Police, fire brigade and the fishing folk from Worli were helping in the search operation in the area near the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra Worli Sea Link.

The three girl college students, hailing from Bainganwadi in Govandi suburb, had come to Bandra for a weekend picnic, senior police inspector R. Dhavle told media persons.

Dhavle suspects that Tarannum — who was around 50 metres from the shore — and Walunj may have been swept far away from the shore. (IANS)

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