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Panaji: Drishti lifeguards rescued six Indian tourists in three separate incidents all during kayaking. In the first incident, three men from Maharashtra, who went kayaking at Palolem, fell into the water after trying to hold each other’s hands, but managed to stay afloat. Drishti lifesaver Parshuram Pagi, seeing the three in distress, immediately rushed with his jetski and rescued all of them singlehandedly. The victims were given first aid for injuries and let go with safety precautions.
In another incident, a 34-year-old Bhopal man who went kayaking lost his balance and fell into the sea. Drishti lifesaver Ankush Vagaonkar raised an alarm and lifesaver Laxmikant Sagekar rushed with the jetski to rescue the tourist.
Lifesaver Laxmikant Sagekar also helped out two youths from Solapur in another kayaking incident at Palolem. The youths were rescued and brought ashore after their kayak overturned and they fell into the water.
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Two children from Bengaluru aged 13 and 15 were stung by jellyfish while taking a dip in the water at Palolem. Lifesavers Ankush Vagaonkar once again raised the alarm. The two kids were rescued by lifesaver Laxmikant Sagekar and were administered with appropriate medical aid.
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