Tarsar Lake incident: Body of Uttarakhand tourist recovered after a month

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

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), body of Dr Mahesh Kumar from Uttarakhand, who had drowned in the Lake last month, was recovered near Liddarwat area of Pahalgam.

He said that they have informed the family of 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 tourist and locals on a trekking trip to Tarsar Lake, had drowned in the lake while trying to save the tourist Mahesh.

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

Officials said that after over a month, body was tourist Mahesh was recovered today near Liddarwat area of the district. (KNO)

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