The Hush Post: A 15-year-old girl from Delhi, died in the Adelaide ocean waters, South Australia province. The body of Nitisha Negi was recovered on Monday morning. The girl, a footballer was part of the 120-member Indian contingent. She and four of her friends had gone to the beach at Holdfast Marina, Glenelg Sunday evening after the games were over. She was washed away by a huge wave while taking selfies.
“Before returning home, the sports manager had taken some players to beach. Out of them, five girls from the football team had gone into the waters and were taking selfies. They must not have seen a huge wave coming from behind, they fell down and all the five were swept away,” Rajesh Mishra, the president of the School Games Federation of India, was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
Four girls were rescued immediately. The body of the missing teen was recovered this morning. “We had got to know about the mishap last evening and contacted other parents. It was said that the rescue operations were on,” the girl’s father said. “I spoke to her day before yesterday. At the time, the tournament was over and she was in a happy mood,” he added, breaking down.
The Pacific School Games – organised by the Australian government and School Sports Australia — are unrecognised by the International School Sports Federation, the international parent body has said.
Two boys had drowned at Glenelg on New Year’s Day in 2016. Holdfast Mayor Stephen Patterson said the area was a treacherous spot. “There are signs alerting people to the fact there are strong currents,” he told ABC News on Monday.