Man dies in attempt to save drowning girl

Man dies in attempt to save drowning girl

Man dies in attempt to save drowning girl

Written by Staff Writer

11 Aug, 2020 | 10:08 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The body of a man who died while attempting to save a drowning girl in the Bolgoda reservoir was recovered on Tuesday.

Tharindu Peiris, a 32-year old father of one had jumped into the reservoir in Panadura to save a girl who was eventually rescued.

“If I have seen him, I would have saved him,” Kamal Premaratne, an area resident said. “I have saved between 15 to 20 people before.”

The girl had been admitted to the Panadura Base Hospital.

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