Mumbai: Amit Saigal, founder and editor of popular music magazine Rock Street Journal, drowned while swimming off a Goa beach on Thursday.
Amit Saigal was swimming with his friends at Bogmalo beach, 35 km from Panaji.
Talking to a daily, an official of a private beach management said, “Saigal’s friends who were present there said that he was asthmatic and could have had an asthma attack when he was swimming, while the entourage had anchored the sail boat mid-sea.”
Saigal was headed with his friends from Panaji to Palolem beach. “Our lifeguard stationed at Bogmalo beach around 12:20 pm saw through his binoculars that some people on the sailboat were gesticulating wildly for help. We sent a jet ski there to check and found Saigal on the deck with his pulse missing,” the official said.
Amit Saigal was taken to hospital where he was declared dead. The police have registered the case as an unnatural death. An autopsy will be conducted soon.
R.I.P Amit Saigal