Man dies while trying to rescue drowning girl | Daily News


Man dies while trying to rescue drowning girl

A 32-year-old man died while trying to rescue a drowning girl at the Upper Kotmale reservoir yesterday. According to the Police, a 22 year old girl had attempted to commit suicide by jumping in to the reservoir from the Talawakele bridge yesterday morning.

The 32-year-old man who was close too had jumped into the waters to rescue the girl.

The officer in charge of the Talawakele Police station who had arrived at the location had been able to rescue the drowning girl with the help of another officer. But the 32-year-old man who tried to rescue the girl had drowned.

The girl has been hospitalised. The deceased was identified as a resident of Lindula, Police said.

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