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Published on: May 10, 2010 - 01:49
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In a tragic incident, the assistant parish priest of Mae de Pobres Church, Nuvem, Fr Thomas Fernandes died after saving five picnickers.
POINGUINNIM: In a tragic incident, the assistant parish priest of Mae de Pobres Church, Nuvem, Fr Thomas Fernandes died after saving five picnickers from drowning at Galgibaga beach in Canacona taluka on Sunday.
Reports said that around 63 youths of Nuvem parish had gone for a picnic to Galgibaga beach on Sunday along with Fr Fernandes. After playing for a while on the sands, some of the youths ventured into the sea for a swim. But five of these were dragged away by a strong drift current, and soon they were struggling for life.
On seeing the youths drowning, Fr Fernandes rushed into the water to rescue them. He managed to rescue all five of the drowning
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