Juhu Chowpatty downing case: Three boys feared dead as fire brigade fishes out one body

The fire brigade team and Indian Navy are still looking out for three boys who could have been sucked into the sea


Four youngsters who had gone for a swim at Juhu beach are feared to be drowned. Lifeguards were able to rescue the fifth member of the group, a 22-year-old boy. After a long search, the Mumbai Fire Brigade team removed a dead body. During an inspection, it was confirmed that it was 17-year-old Naseer Ghazi’s body.

What’s the story?

On Thursday, five friends Wasim Salim Khan (22) along with his four friends — Fardeen Saudagar (17), Sohail Shakeel Khan (17), Faisal Shaikh (17) and Naseer Ghazi (17) — ventured into the sea during the high tide and were said to be pulled in by strong water currents. 

The incident took place around 5:31 pm at Juhu Chowpatty near the Godrej bungalow. Two other friends who were sitting on the beach informed the lifeguard who managed to rescue 22-year-old Khan. 

The Navy was roped in for the search operation who mobilised a chopper to assist the team. It is believed that all five friends reside at Andheri’s Dadabhai Nowrojee Nagar. Khan who was rescued by the lifeguards was rushed to Bhabha hospital by the police. Currently, the search operation is underway for three other youths who are still missing.

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