Man drowns in Vihar Lake while bathing

A 21-year-old man drowned in Vihar Lake in Mulund Wednesday morning while bathing with two friends.

Police said Samir Abdul Karim Ansari of Kurla went to the lake at 11 am with Abdul Munna Wasim Shaikh (25) and Aseem Altaf Shaikh (18).

Initially, they were bathing in shallow waters close to the shore, but Samir, who allegedly could not swim, soon went deep. Unable to swim back, he drowned. His body was recovered from Powai Lake by the fire brigade at 12.25 pm.

“He was rushed to Mulund General Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. We have registered a case of accidental death,” said an officer at Mulund police station.

The drowning comes little more than a month after 22-year-old IIT Bombay student Ankur Abhishek met with a similar fate in Vihar Lake while swimming with friends.