1 tourist drown in Colva beach

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Panaji, May 10: A tourist from Karnataka drowned in Colva beach of south Goa, while two others luckily escaped, when the water sports boat, they sailed on for a joy ride, overturned due to a technical snag.

The incident occurred yesterday when a family on tour, boarded the 12-seater motorboat for a joy ride, moment later, the boat was said to have had developed a technical snag after being hit by a huge wave and began to drift in the shallow chest deep waters, some 100 meters away from the shore.

As the boat began drifting in the choppy waters the boat-driver asked the occupants to jump into the water.

Taking a serious view of the Colva water sports tragedy, Tourism Minister Francisco Micky Pacheco directed the Captain of Ports (COP) to institute an inquiry into the incident.


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