Three Indian men record themselves drowning as they attempted to swim deep pool at Gauri Dham Kund. Victims identified.
Disconcert has come to the fore following the release of video capturing the moment when three men accidentally filmed their own demise as they sought to stave off drowning while bathing in a pond in India. But it was not to be as all three men died.
Local media identified the three Indian men as Chetan Khatik, 28, Sudarshan Chandel, 22, and Radheyshyam Khatik, 27.
All the three men according to the Times of India were relatives and also good friends. The trio had arrived near the spot to attend a wedding ceremony and from there they reached Gauri Dham Kund to take a dip.
The dailymail reported the men having stopped for a swim in a local pond during a bike ride through Rajsamand city in Rajasthan, western India.
Despite all three of them being poor swimmers, the men for reasons not immediately understood decided to immerse themselves in the deep pool at Gauri Dham Kund.
Prior to entering the pond the men propped their mobile phones up on the side of the pond with three-minute video showing them splashing each other by the water’s edge.
But matters soon devolved and how.
Three Indian men record themselves drowning at Gauri Dham Kund. Their deaths taking less than three minutes.
At some point one of the men jumped into the deep pond only to struggle with the other two men jump out into the deep end to help him.
Soon the three men are clambering on each other to try to stay above the water’s edge, only to disappear one by one. All this while their propped video cameras capture their eerie and ghastly deaths.
When they failed to return, their family members contacted the police, who launched a hunt and found the men had drowned at the pond.
Told police officer Rajender Godara who identified the drowned men, ‘The victims were relatives and knew each other well.’
Police found the mobile phone on the edge of the pond and found that it had taken less than three minutes for all the men to drown.
Told Ramesh Chandel, a friend of the trio, ‘Chetan seems to have to gone towards the deep end of the pond and started drowning.
‘Radhey Shyam and Sudarshan went to save him and lost their lives as well.’
Of note the region had been experiencing a searing heat wave in recent days, with temperatures well into the mid 40’s celsius.