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A Maharashtra youth and his six-year-old son drowned while playing on a beach in Oman on Wednesday. According to local police, the man’s nine-year-old daughter is missing and rescuers are on the lookout for her.
According to the information, Shashikant Mahamane (42), his wife and their children Shruti (9) and Shreyas (6) lived in Dubai. Mahamane’s brother was quoted as saying by news agency PTI that they were in neighboring Oman for a day’s visit on Sunday.
Shruti and Shreyas were seen playing in the water in a video made by another tourist. After this, both of them were seen coming under the grip of a strong wave and flowing. The girls’ father soon jumps after them into the water to save them, but they too drown.
The bodies of the youth and his son have been recovered. Rescuers are still searching for the 9-year-old girl. Mahamane was working as a sales manager in a Dubai firm. Maharashtra city Tehsildar Jeevan Bansode, who lives in the family, told NDTV over phone that the family had gone to Oman after getting information about the accident.