Karwar sources have made a statement that two women died, while four other tourists, including a woman, were missing after being washed away in an overflowing stream at a waterfall near Karwar in Karnataka. Uttara Kannada Superintendent of Police Patil Vinayak Vasanth Rao told "The incident occurred late afternoon when a group of 25-30 tourists from Goa's Madgaon were in the stream at the Nagarmani waterfall near Chandia village”.
Meanwhile as the water surged due to heavy rains in the streams' catchment areas, the tourists were caught unawares and some of them were swept away by the current. SP Rao said "Though bodies of two women have been recovered from the stream, search for other four was called off after sun set due to darkness and rain”.
Furthermore the Karwar Rural police have registered a case of missing
persons and unnatural death on a complaint by the group. He added that "A
dozen personnel, including swimming experts, divers and men from the State
Disaster Relief Force were pressed into the search and rescue mission but could
not locate anyone”.