Valentino Godinho, 18, from Mapusa, is suspected to have drowned at Arvalem waterfall on Wednesday, while swimming in the river along with his friends.
Bicholim Police said a group of seven youth from Mapusa had visited Arvalem waterfall for sightseeing on Wednesday evening. After enjoying the beauty of the area, they could not judge the depth of the river and started drowning, shouting for help. This was noticed by the other four friends who successfully rescued two of them, but could not trace Godinho, who they suspect has drowned to death.
“The search operation is in progress and naval personnel have been deployed,” said Bichholim, police, who are investigating into the matter.