Lifeguards rescue 40 tourists stranded near Dudhsagar waterfall

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Collem: At least 40 tourists who were stranded near Dudhsagar waterfall in South Goa were rescued by the private lifeguards on Friday evening.

Private Lifeguard agency appointed by Goa government rescued at least 40 tourists who were stranded on Dudhsagar waterfall after Mandovi river water levels rose due to sudden rains upstream.

A senior police officer said that a small bridge on the river was washed away due to the flow of the water, leaving tourists stranded towards Waterfall side.

They could not cross the river on their own in absence of the bridge, he said.

The Waterfall is situated on Goa-Karnataka border.

State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant congratulated the lifesaving agency for rescuing the tourists.

Sawant wrote “The River Lifesavers rescued around 40 guests stuck at Dudhsagar waterfall due to turning of crossing bridge where water level increased due to heavy rainfall. I thank and congratulate the River lifesavers for rescuing the tourists.”

The track to Dudhsagar waterfall which was stopped during rains had opened this week itself. The State witnessed incessant rains on Friday.

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