Two women drown, two men missing at Balapitiya sea

17 August 2016 07:27 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two women had drowned while two men had gone missing while bathing in Wellabada Sea, Balapitiya this evening, the Ahungalla Police said.

They said the victims were identified as 32year-old U.H. Chandani, a mother of one, 15-year-old school girl, two 18-year-old youths.

They drowned while they were bathing in the sea with a group of fifteen people. Bodies of the women had been recovered however the bodies of the two youths were still missing, the Police said.

The Balapitiya Police along with the Navy divers has launched a search of the two missing bodies. (Hemantha de Silva)


Video by Anuradha Jayawardena - Balapitiya

  Comments - 4

  • Vimal Carlos Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:59 PM

    Its not that they get washed away, its not easy to estimate how much energy you need to keep your head abow the water level. People underestimate that there energy is going very fast away in water and when you panic , you often breath faster so your lungs have not enough air keep you up. That is the misstake, if people would not panic , and breath normaly they would be able to keeep there head abow water. I have experince in Guyana as a life guard when i was younger.

    Cobra Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:15 PM

    The seas are very rough these days. Were they not aware of this fact. Even expert swimmers shiver at the sight the cauldron at this time of the year!

    Mm Thursday, 18 August 2016 06:02 AM

    Majority of Sri Lanka lack common sense. They think the sea is like a river or lake and get into it with heavy clothiers and get washed away and drown.

    Ammar saneej Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:24 PM

    if 4 of them are missing, that means,according to my opinion,it's because of Rip current. whatever they do , they can't escape from it.

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