Panaji: Goa Police Thursday booked authorities of a hotel in the beach village of Anjuna for negligence after a French naval officer drowned in its swimming pool a day earlier.
Orlati Vincent David, 25, a French Naval officer was posted onboard a warship which had docked at the Goa port recently and was holidaying with 11 other colleagues at a resort in Anjuna, about 20 km from here, when he drowned at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
"We have booked the hotel authorities because they had not taken adequate precautionary measures near the swimming pool. There were no lifeguards, no cautionary signs, they were also serving liquor beyond the stipulated hours," Sammy Tavares, deputy superintendent of police, said Thursday.
David was reportedly in an inebriated state when he drowned.
"No one even noticed that the officer was missing. It was only when they were ready to step out of the pool that his colleagues realised that he was missing," a hotel staffer said.
The group had checked into the resort Monday afternoon.