Chennai, Jan 31 (BPNS)
Fire and Rescue personnel of Chennai recovered the bodies of two children while a search is on for a third child is on. The incident occurred on Sunday when three children were washed away at Nettukuppam beach, Ennore.
A total of seven children had gone to the Nettukuppam beach along with their parents and relatives. Three children, Alex (12), Rudra (13), and Vicky (10) had accompanied David, Alex’s father, and their relatives on Sunday to the beach at Nettukuppam.
The children were playing in waters when a strong tide washed them away. David, father of Alex jumped in water and saved four of them but the three children were not traceable including Alex. David alerted Ennore police who immediately reached the spot along with Fire and Rescue personnel.
The fire department recovered the bodies of Alex and Rudra while search for Vicky is still continuing. The bodies of the boys Alex and Rudra are at Government Stanley Medical college hospital for postmortem.
A senior officer of the police said that parents must be careful while allowing children to play in sea waters as the tides are unpredictable and that it was difficult to rescue the children and even adults if the sea turns rough which can happen any time.