Search operations continued today to trace missing students, a day after a private boat carrying students on a school picnic capsized off the coast of Dahanu in Palghar district. Coast Guard helicopter took off at the first light this morning to search the waters around the Dahanu creek.
Police said, three girls drowned yesterday and five are feared missing after the boat carrying nearly 40 students capsized off the coast of Dahanu. According to police, 32 students were rescued yesterday and a search for the missing ones is continuing, with the help of Coast Guard personnel and local fishermen.
Three persons, including the owner of the boat, were arrested by the Palghar police late last evening.The boat was carrying students of the Ponda School and Junior College in Parnaka in Dahanu when it capsized.