Thursday, January 25, 2024

In a mass drowning on Australia's Philip Island, four Indians perish


 NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, tragedy struck as four Indians, including three women and a man, drowned at an unpatrolled beach in Australia's Phillip Island, Victoria.

According to officials on Thursday, this incident is the deadliest in Victorian waters in nearly two decades. According to news.com, after receiving reports around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the emergency services rushed to Newhaven and discovered all four people unresponsive in the water.

The tragic drowning was shared by the Indian High Commission in Canberra on Thursday via X, formerly known as Twitter.

Tragic incident in Australia: 4 Indians lost their lives in a suffocating episode at Phillip Island, Victoria. Most profound sympathies to the groups of the people in question."

"Life Saving Victoria was called to assist four people in trouble in the waters off Forrest Caves on Phillip Island, only a couple of kilometers from our patrolled lifeguard site," stated Life Saving Victoria state agency commander Kane Treloar.

"After showing up at the scene, our lifeguards found that off the clock lifeguards had pulled three of those individuals from the water and one of our salvage boats pulled that last individual from the water," He added.

Treloar stated, "Unfortunately, three of those people passed away despite the efforts of all involved."

Victoria Police Eastern District Colleague Chief, Karen Nyholm, uncovered on Thursday that the casualties remembered a man and two people for their 20s, alongside a lady in her 40s. Three people lost their lives on the scene, while the fourth lady in her 20s was desperately shipped to The Alfred Clinic in Melbourne, where she later surrendered to the episode.

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