Udupi: Malpe beach overcrowded with tourists, visitor rescued from drowning critical

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, May 28: Tourists from different districts are flocking to Malpe beach in the city to seek respite from the heat. Over the past two weeks, the beach has witnessed an unprecedented number of visitors.

With schools set to reopen in June, large crowds are seizing the opportunity to enjoy the last few days of their vacation at the beach. Life guards are facing significant challenges in managing the crowd.

On Saturday morning, a young man nearly drowned but was rescued in the nick of time by Eshwar Malpe and the team of life guards.

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The individual, identified as Sachin (25) from Chandrapur, Bengaluru, had visited the beach with five of his friends on Friday night. While two of them were swimming in the sea on Saturday morning, Sachin was swept away by powerful waves. After about 10 minutes, a massive wave brought him back, and he was gasping for breath.

He has been admitted to Manipal Hospital as an inpatient and his condition is reported to be critical.

Due to fluctuating weather conditions, the strength of the sea's current keeps varying. In the past week, two tourists have tragically lost their lives at Malpe beach. It is imperative for the District Commissioner to take stringent measures to prevent tourists from venturing into deep waters.






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  • Thomas, Udupi

    Mon, May 29 2023

    It is note that they came to the beach in the night and went for a swim in the morning. Why not set timing regulations to visit the beach just like any touristic spot, plus a nominal entry charge for its upkeep and security and safety. Plus why not close the restaurant and bar that is located at the beach. Who can stop them from young guys drinking liquor and going for a swim. There are no authorities taking a breath test, even though consuming liquor and going for a swim can be the cause of drowning and death. There are a lot of drowning cases at the Malpe beach but nothing to avoid this phenomenon is ever taken. Life Guards are poorly equipped and most visitors in the water never obey warnings. There was a huge board in English and Kannada stating the DOs and DONTs on Malpe Beach,opp the Mahatma Gandhi statue, but somehow it mysteriously disappeared.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 28 2023

    People who cannot swim should be refrained from visiting the Beach ...

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  • Cris, Dxb

    Sun, May 28 2023

    Jossey Saldana, so if a person doesn't know how to cook, does it mean they should not eat? This is as per your logic

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, May 28 2023

    safety and concern for commoners is not found in third world countries....one needs to be careful as no one including administration will not help in case of accidents...so be your own care taker....

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Sun, May 28 2023

    Tourism and Pilgrimage is one of the major businesses in our twin districts. People of other districts flock in large number during holidays and weekends. We need to further improve this crowd by introducing more trains to Bangalore, North Karnataka, Middle Karnataka from Mangalore. More focus need to be given on safety of tourists.

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  • Saif, INDIA

    Sun, May 28 2023

    in foreign countries, there is a rule set for the beach. one cannot guy beyond certain point, if found guilty they would be prosecuted.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Sun, May 28 2023

    In foreign countries loss of a life is a loss and shame for the country. In India it is not. Secondly in foreign countries people abide by the rules as they are afraid of consequences, penalties and fines. In India they say 'tu jaanta hai main kaun hu'?

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