A Month Later, Uttarakhand Tourist’s Body Fished Out

SRINAGAR: The body of a tourist, who had drowned in Tarsar Lake in the Pahalgam area of Anantnag district along with a tourist guide on June 22, has been recovered after a month by a rescue team, officials said here on Sunday.

Quoting an official the news agency KNO reported that the body of Dr Mahesh Kumar from Uttarakhand, who had drowned in the Lake last month, was recovered near the Liddarwat area of Pahalgam.

He said that they have informed the family of Dr Mahesh and after medico-legal formalities body will be handed over to them.

Notably, a tourist guide, who was part a 13-member group of tourists and locals on a trekking trip to Tarsar Lake, had drowned in the lake while trying to save the tourist Dr Mahesh Kumar.

The body of the tourist guide, Shakeel Ahmad was recovered a day after following hectic efforts by rescue teams, while the tourist’s body remained untraced for over a month.

Sources in Pahalgam said members of the Adventure Tour Operators Association, Pahalgam led by Mohd Ibrahim Raina and Gulzar Raina found and recovered the dead body of Dr Mahesh.

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