A 26-year-old army man was rescued from drowning by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) off Goa beach on Thursday after he was swept away by ebbing waves from the beach and is now stable.
The 26-year-old Pune-based Army personnel was holidaying in Cabo de Rama beach when he slipped from the rocks and fell into the choppy waters.
A lifeguard of Drishti Lifesaving Services, which guards the state's beaches, tried to reach him but the high waves made it impossible, said its spokesperson.
#WATCH Indian Coast Guard rescued a man from drowning, 2 nautical miles North of Cabo de Rama beach, Goa, earlier today. The survivor in his early 20s was swept away by ebbing waves from the beach and is now stable. pic.twitter.com/IX9Gs03WG2— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019
ICG control room was alerted and a helicopter on routine patrol was diverted for his search and rescue operation. The rescue team winched down the rescue hoist to airlift the survivor from the sea.
The man was airlifted to the Coast Guard Air enclave where a medical team with critical care van was kept ready to evacuate the survivor to the INHS Jeevanti hospital. His condition was said to be stable.
Beach lifeguards, meanwhile, rescued three persons in the coastal state since Wednesday.
Two tourists were rescued off the beach in Calangute in North Goa district, while another man was rescued from Colva creek in South Goa.
With Agency Inputs