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Teen tourist saved from drowning

GOA: A 13-year-old boy from Gujarat was saved from drowning by a foreigner at Candolim beach Monday afternoon.

Drishti Marine stated that the boy along with four others were having a dip in the water when he started getting dragged into deeper waters.

A foreigner who was swimming in the vicinity noticing the boy being swept away and grabbed hold of him, while gesturing to the lifeguards for assistance.

Lifeguards then brought the boy ashore using a rescue tube.

Another tourist was also rescued at Baga on Monday.

With tourists thronging the Calangute-Candolim beach stretch, lifeguards have started patrolling the beach till 11pm, and will be deployed till 1am on New Year’s Day.

The News24 Goa