K'taka police rescue Kunigal holiday-makers from drowning

On Monday evening, the Karnataka police saved from drowning, a  group from Huliyurdurga, Tumakuru district, vacationing in Goa.

The vacationers group comprised Kunigal businessman Dayanand's family and friends.    

According to Dayanand, the revelers had been to Raibag in a boat on Monday morning.

On their way back, at about 2 pm, the boat developed a technical snag. So the entire group was stranded mid-water.  

"The boat driver said that it would take one hour for him to fix the snag. But it was hard to hang on and not tumble over, as the waters were choppy and the boat was rocking continuously ," recalled Dayanand.  

The  terrified  holiday makers called the Goa police, who didn't respond to their SOS calls.

They then sent videos of their predicament to  Kannada media houses.  

Soon, the Karnataka police rushed with another boat and rescued them, Dayanand told DH adding, it was 6.50 pm by then.

There were about 45 people from Karnataka and Maharashtra in the boat. Many children under the age of five years were on it.  

"If our police had not rescued us, we might have drowned," said Dayanand gratefully.  

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