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.
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.