Anantnag: The body of one of the two persons who drowned in Tarsar Lake was recovered on Thursday as earlier, two persons including a local guide and a tourist were feared dead near the lake, located deep inside the mountainous terrain of the alpine lake in south Kashmir.
A group of 14 persons including 11 tourists and three locals were an expedition to Tarsar Lake and washed away from a makeshift bridge due to a strong water current.
Post rainfall, water bodies including Jhelum, Vashow, Lidder, Sukhnag, and others crossed the flood mark level on Wednesday across Kashmir valley.
Officials said that the body of Shakeel Ahmad, a local tourist guide, resident of Gagangeer Ganderbal, was recovered at Lidderwath area in the south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Shakeel had drowned while saving group of tourists, they said.
“Operation is on to find body of the tourist, Dr Mahesh,” he added.
As per official sources, as soon as inputs regarding the tourists were received, a special team of rescuers comprising trained personnel from Revenue, Police and NDRF were pressed into service.
Eleven other person were rescued yesterday evening and they includes Rajesh Roshan (50), Prof. DVR, of Uttrakhand, Mukhan Kumaiya (prof. Pvt teacher of Bangalore), Dharam of Nanital Uttrakhand, Jai Ram of Bangalore, Sukumar Dhandapani of Tamil Nadu, Vinkas Krishan , Kanchan of Uttrakhand (Prof. H/W), Locals Mohammad Ishaq Lone of Pahalgam (tourists guide) and Parvaiz Ahmad (Horse man).