According to media reports, two Indian men drowned while attempting to swim in one of the most hazardous areas at Piha Beach, which is located west of Auckland, New Zealand.
Anshul Shah, 31, and Saurin Nayankumar Patel, 28, who had come from Ahmedabad last year on a work visa, drowned last week because they didn’t know how to swim, according to sources. Shah worked as a gas station cashier, while Patel was an electrical engineer. A great tragedy has befallen the Indian community. Our hearts go out to their families, said Durga Dass, second secretary of the Indian High Commission. He claimed that the families of the victims were being communicated with by the Indian High Commission in Wellington.
President of the United North Piha Surf Lifesaving Club Robert Ferguson reported that a lifeguard saw two people swimming near the river mouth, about 200 metres from Lion Rock.