VAGATOR: A 22-year-old youth of Uttar Pradesh drowned while taking a selfie on a rock at the Vagator beach on Sunday evening.
The incident took place at around 3 pm after the youth along with one of his kin went to the sea at small Vagator. The two ventured into the rocky area along the beach and went into a selfie clicking spree.
A life guard on the beach warned the duo a number of times not to click selfies at the spot as it was a risky spot. Despite the warning, the duo continued to risk their lives by clicking pictures from the rocks.
According to an eyewitness, both slipped and fell in the waters when a huge wave crashed on the rocks where they were taking selfies.
On getting information about the incident, lifeguards, fire brigade personnel and police administration rushed to the spot and carried out search operations. However, there was no trace of Arjun till late in the evening.
The body was fished out this morning and was sent for postmortem.