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Bhatkal: Scuba Diving training turned fatal for a policeman who died during its training session near the Nitrani island in Bhatkal on Thursday afternoon. Even though the trainee wore the scuba equipment, he swallowed a lot of sea water resulting in his death. The deceased is identified as Bhaskar Kulal (34) of the Coastal Secuirity Police hailing from Malpe, Udupi district.
According to sources, the state government had started five day scuba diving training camp for interested civil police personnel bearing the expenditure of 10,000 Rupees per each trainee. 10 Policemen had appeared for training which had begun from 24th of February.
The body has been taken to Murdeshwar government hospital for postmortem after which it will be handed over to the deceased's relatives.