Published On : Tue, May 10th, 2016

NCC Cadet drowns in Officers’ Club swimming pool

WhatsApp-Image-20160510Nagpur: An NCC Cadet died while swimming in the swimming pool of the Officers’ Club situated in Civil Lines on May 10, 2016.

This incident is said to have occurred at around 11 am. The incident has created panic among the office-bearers of the Officers’ Club. The deceased is identified as Sandesh Sunil Mishra aged 20 years and a resident of Surendragad. He is said to be a student of second year, Bachelor of Science (B. Sc). He had dreams and aspirations to join the Indian Navy. From the time he joined the College, he has been a cadet of the 4-Maharashtra Naval Unit. He has already received his B-Certificate and was gearing up to receive his C-Certificate.

Every cadet needs to have training in swimming. He has been training in the Officers’ Club Swimming Pool for the last 10 years. As usual, on Tuesday morning, 23 cadets had reached the Swimming Pool. There were two coaches and one official of the Naval Unit. Sandesh had dived into the swimming pool at around 11 am. He had finished one round of the pool and when he returned back, he jumped into the 11 feet deep area of the pool. However, he did not emerge up. Some of officials realized this. The swimming coaches and the officials started a frantic search for the boy. The boy was found at the 12 feet deep area of the pool.

He was rushed to the Sen Gupta Hospital in Ravinagar for treatment. However, the attending doctors declared him dead. On receipt of information, Police Sub Inspector G S Pandav of the Sadar Police Station rushed to the spot along with the staff. After completing the panchanama, the dead body was dispatched to Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo) for Post Mortem.

The cops of the Sadar Police Station registered a case of accidental death and initiated an investigation into the matter.

It was told to the media that a detailed investigation will be carried out into the death of the youth. The Public Relations Officer Wing Commander Sameer Gangakhedkar of the NCC also informed the media personnel that the NCC Headquarters in Delhi has also initiated an investigation into the matter.