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Murdeshwar: A huge crowd of around 150 people from Sagar had gathered on the Murdeshwar beach today evening to look out for the body of a boy named Suhail who had drowned in the sea on Tuesday.
According to the information provided by victim's brother Muhammed Shuaib, Muhammed Suhail s/o Muhammed Khaleel aged 16 years, got washed away along with the sea waves when he was on chase for a football which had dropped into the sea. A group of around 12 people from Jannat Gali, Sagar, including a driver had come to the Murdeshwar Beach for recreation on Tuesday after celebrating Eid. As a part of amusement, the entire group got into playing football on the beach, which continued for some time. Unfortunately the football fell into the water, and got carried away farther into the sea waves. Suhail, in the attempt of getting the ball back started following the ball into the sea and got father off the shore in minutes. His friend Muhammed Shakeel, sensing the danger tried to stop him from getting deeper into the sea. But his repeated warnings received a deaf ear from the victim, which cost him his life. In the meantime, he got drowned and nobody could help him get out of the roaring sea. The entire recreation trip turned to mayhem in blink of an eye.
All the efforts to trace the body went in vain even at the end of second day.
It can be noticed that Murdeshwar beach is turning to be a death hub for number of tourists who visit the place for recreation. End of almost every month marks one or two deaths as a result of drowning. The innumerable warnings from the tourism officials as well as the police have no effect on the tourists who almost all the time distant themselves from following safety rules. The tourists get carried away after seeing the beauty of unending vast beach of Mudeshwar and get themselves into the water just for fun at the cost of their lives. The sea at Murdeshwar is quite deep and dangerous for the people to go swimming or have fun with waves.
Innumerable warning boards have been put up across the beach to warn the tourists and keep them away from water. But all the efforts to control the drowning rate are going futile.
It is a high time people take notice of all the warnings and abide themselves to the safety rules. Only the co operation from the tourists can help reduce the drowning rate in such a high profile tourist place.
Tanzeem GS & JDS leader visits Murdeshwar to offer support
Tanzeem General Secretary Muhiddin Altaf Kharuri and JDS leader Inayatullah Shabandari visited Murdeshwar to offer support to the people of Sagar who had reached Murdeshwar to trace the body of Muhammed Suhail who had drowned in Murdeshwar beach on Tuesday evening.
Inayatullah informed that a lady had drowned at Ullal beach last month and her body was later found at Bhatkal beach, so there is a possibility that the boy's body might have got washed off to some other place.
He said that Bhatkal Tanzeem is always ready with its support, but we should be patient enough to wait and watch when the body comes up from the sea.
Tanzeem GS Altaf asked the victim's family members to seek Allahís help in tracing the body with prayers and patience.
Family members Muhammed Hussain, Syed Asif and more than 150 people of Jannat Gali of Sagar were present on the beach on look out for the body. Social workers of Murdeshwar, Rayees Ahmed, Qamruddin Mashaikh and others were also present, who were in effort to help the victims family trace the body.