All 80 persons stranded at Goa waterfall rescued

All 80 persons stranded at Goa waterfall rescued

Panaji | All 80 people stuck at Pali waterfall in Goa's Sattari taluka were rescued on Sunday by the state's Fire and Emergency Services and the police, an official said.

These persons had got stranded after sudden increase in water upstream and the river that has to be crossed to reach the waterfall got swollen by afternoon amid heavy rains in the region through the weekend, the official said.

There was heavy rush of visitors at the site since it was a Sunday, he said.

"All 80 people have been rescued from Pali waterfall. No casualty has been reported. The rescue operation was carried out along with Goa Fire and Emergency Services," Superintendent of Police (North) Akshat Kaushal told PTI in the evening.

According to officials, the rescue operation began after people stranded there alerted Valpoi police station and sought help.

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