Says Drishti lifegaurds will be deployed at various waterfalls as a temporary precautionary measure
PANAJI: With rising drowning cases, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today requested people not to take the risk of venturing into the water at waterfalls.
“I request people not to take the risk of venturing into the water at waterfalls. It can be dangerous. I also advise people not to consume alcohol and then venture into the water; it is risky,” said Sawant.
He further said that Drishti lifeguards will be deployed at various waterfalls as a temporary precautionary measure.
‘Many youths have lost their lives due to drowning in the last few days; I also advice youth not to venture into the water during monsoons,’ he added.
Goa government has prohibited entry for people to all the wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls in the state following two recent deaths.
The additional principal conservator of forest and chief wildlife warden, Umakant, issued the entry prohibition order.
The order states that due to continuous heavy rainfall in the state, and high water current in rivers in forest areas, entry for the public inside all wildlife sanctuaries and into waterfalls shall be prohibited until further orders.
It further said that deputy conservators of forests have been directed to review the situation and report.
The decision has come on the backdrop of the tragic death of two visitors to Mainapi waterfall in Netravali on Sunday due to drowning.