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Mumbai: 3 boys feared drowned in sea during Ganesh idol immersion, 2 rescued

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Mumbai, Sep 20: Three boys were feared drowned in sea at Versova jetty here during the Ganesh idol immersion on Sunday night, while two others accompanying them were rescued, a fire brigade official said.

Mumbai: 3 boys feared drowned in sea during Ganesh idol immersion, 2 rescued

"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.

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

"However, three boys are still missing, and a search operation is on with the help of lifeguards and members of the Flood Rescued Team. LED lights and a ferry boat is 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.

PTI

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