PUNE: The body of a 20-year-old Mumbai student Sahil Jagdish Saroj, who had fallen 25ft down into the Gidad waterfall in Lonavala on Monday, was traced and recovered by the Lonavala city police from the Bhushi dam waters around 11.30am on Tuesday.
Inspector Sitaram Dubal of the Lonavla (city) police told TOI, “We resumed our search for the student with the help of many volunteers from different organisations, including Shiv Durg Mitra, and found his body in the waters of the dam. We found his body where the channel, which flows from the waterfall meets the dam water.”
Dubal said, “Sahil, a third-year BCom student from Santacruz, was part of a 250-member group of students and teachers from a private computer coaching class which was on a visit to the Bhushi dam and surrounding areas when the accident occurred. Sahil and his friend went to the hill from where Gidada waterfall is located. He waded into the gushing waters of the nullah and failed to come out. He fell from the cliff from where waterfall starts.”
“We have moved the body to the Lonavala rural hospital for a postmortem following which it was handed over to the victim’s family,” Dubal told TOI.
“We have registered an accidental death case in this regard,” he said. “Sahil’s father is a railway employee and his mother is a housewife,” he said.