Mumbai: No selfie zones to prevent drownings

Posted on January 14, 2016 • Filed under: India, Tourist Warning reported Mumbai police have identified 16 possible “no selfie zones” around their waterfront districts, in response to a recent drowning that took place. Ramesh Walanju, 37, drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a photo of herself. The girl, 18, and her two friends fell off the Bandra Bandstand while taking selfies.
From the Bandra Bandstand is a steep rocky drop into the Arabian Sea. Walanji was a passer-by who saw the girl and her friends fall in. He jumped into save them, but was taken by the currents, and his body was found in a nearby creek on Monday. The 18-year-old girl is also still missing. Read Article

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