Tarsar lake incident: Tourist guide’s body retrieved, U’khand tourist still missing

The body of Shakeel Ahmad, a tourist guide of the Gagangeer area of Ganderbal, who had drowned while trying to save tourists yesterday, was recovered at Lidderwath today.

Srinagar: The body of a local tourist guide, who drowned in Tarsar Lake in the Pahalgam area of the Anantnag district on Wednesday was found at the Lidderwath area on Thursday, even as efforts were on to retrieve the body of a drowned tourist, officials said.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the body of Shakeel Ahmad, a tourist guide of the Gagangeer area of Ganderbal, who had drowned while trying to save tourists yesterday, was recovered at Lidderwath today, while operation was going on to locate the body of drowned tourist.

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The incident happened at Tarsar Lake in the Sikwas area of Pahalgam when a group of 10 tourists and three local guides were on their way for sightseeing on Wednesday.

Officials said that when tourists along with guides were walking nearby the lake, the tourist guide along the tourist identified as Dr. Mahesh from Uttarakhand drowned due to the high flow of water in the Lake while the rest of them got stuck there.