Two youngsters drown at Baga beach

Two tourists from Pune drowned at the crowded Baga beach in Goa as the coastal state is witnessing growing footfalls to celebrate the extended weekend.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 17, 2014, 12:37 PM IST

Panaji: Two tourists from Pune drowned at the crowded Baga beach in Goa as the coastal state is witnessing growing footfalls to celebrate the extended weekend.

The mishap occurred on August 15 when the youths, who were part of a group of picnickers, ventured into the choppy sea and were subsequently pulled in, a Lifeguard spokesman said.

The deceased were identified as Jagjeet Singh (24) and Keshav Soni (27), while their friend Chitra Dubey was pulled out to safety by lifeguards positioned at the beach.

A large number of tourists are visiting the beach capital of the country to celebrate the extended weekend.