A group of girls were visiting the Glenelg beach in Australia when they were swept away at sea. The rescue team was able to save 4 girls while 1 of them died.
The girls were a part of Indian contingent participating in the Pacific School Games. Five girls had gone to the beach and were swept away at the sea. The rescuers were able to rescue 4 girls while the body of 1 missing girl was fished out on Monday morning.
The four girls have been hospitalised and one is said to be in critical condition. The President of School Sports Australia has issued a statement regarding the unfortunate incident:
“Following the completion of the Games on Saturday there was a tragic accident at Glenelg beach yesterday which has taken the life of one of the members of the visiting Indian delegation. All involved in the Games send our condolences to the Indian team, family and friends of the deceased student. The thoughts of all in the Pacific School Games family are also with the four members of the team who are still in hospital. School Sport Australia is offering full support and assistance to the Indian Delegation,” the statement read.
The deceased’s father has demanded that the her body be brought back to India as soon as possible. He has also requested that an inquiry be initiated at the earliest.