Former national level swimmer missing while swimming at pool

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Aug 2017 08:55:18



A FORMER national-level swimmer and a senior trainer on Friday allegedly went missing while swimming at a swimming pool in the central part of the city’s College Street area, police said.

While onlookers said that sexagenarian Kajal Dutta who has been associated as a senior trainer as a well as a lifesaver, was swimming in the pool on Friday morning at around 8 am but he was not seen coming out of the water, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.

Trainers and lifesavers at the swimming club tried searching Dutta in the waters after which a team from local Police station Ahmerst Street and Kolkata Police disaster management group initiated a search, he said on Friday.

“At least ten divers were conducting a thorough search for Dutta since morning but we are unable to locate him,” the officer said.
“He has been a very good swimmer. We are not sure how come this mishap incident has happened today. We are shocked,” a senior member of the swimming club said.