Mumbai: 18-year-old teenager dies after saving two people from drowning in Vihar lake

In a tragic incident, an 18-year-old teenager died after saving two people from drowning in Vihar lake on Friday afternoon. According to Mid-Day, the deceased teenager has been identified as Faiyaz Ali. He died as he had swallowed too much water during the rescue and breathed his last while being moved to another hospital. The incident took place on Friday afternoon when Faiyaz had gone to the lake with his friends, identified as Ganesh Khatke and Lalit Vishwakarma, post lunch for a swim. While Faiyaz was near the edge of the lake, his friends decided to go deeper. Later all of them heard someone calling out for help.

Faiyaz turned back and saw two people were drowning, he immediately made his way towards them and kept shouting for help from others as well. Faiyaz’s friends held his hand while he was rescuing the two people from drowning. Mulund police station officials told the leading daily, “He went inside to help two people who were drowning. While he rescued them successfully, his body was full of water by the time he made his way out, leaving him unable to breathe. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where doctors said he needed to be shifted to another hospital for emergency treatment. But before he could be taken there, he passed away.” Faiyaz had had recently cleared the exam to be trained as a police officer and he was good at sports and swimming. The cops have now sent the body for post-mortem report and the family is now waiting for the report.

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