Teen tak­ing selfie and her ‘res­cuer’ feared drowned

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Farhan Shaikh farhan.shaikh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: An 18-year-old col­lege stu­dent slipped and fell into the sea while tak­ing a selfie near the Ban­dra Fort at Band­stand on Satur­day. Both the girl and a passer-by, who jumped in to save her, are feared to have drowned, with a joint op­er­a­tion of the fire brigade, the po­lice and the In­dian coast guard fail­ing to lo­cate them till late in the night.

At the time of go­ing to press, the po­lice had sent in boats with lo­cal fish­er­men and ex­panded their search area till Mahim.

Tarannum An­sari was with two of her friends, An­jum Khan and Mas­turi Khan. Eye­wit­nesses re­count see­ing the girls stand­ing at the edge of a rocky patch near the fort tak­ing self­ies, when all three slipped and fell in around 11am.

Ramesh Walunj, 40, a driver, who heard their cries for help, left his be­long­ings on the rocks and dived in to save them. He man­aged to bring two of them — An­jum and Mas­turi — ashore, but was swept away by waves when he went in for Tarannum.

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