A Delhi-based doctor and public health activist died in Goa on Wednesday evening in a case of suspected drowning at Betalbatim Beach. Colva Police, have registered the case of drowning and are awaiting the report of the postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of death. Dr Amit Sengupta, 60, was found “motionless” in the water “and not swimming as he was earlier” by lifeguards at the beach in south Goa.
“The lifeguard alerted the tower and rushed into the water… as he was unconscious, CPR was initiated immediately,” a spokesperson for Drishti Marine said.
As the ambulance was busy, Sengupta was rushed to Hospicio hospital in a lifeguard jeep with automatic external defibrillator (AED) equipment.