In a heartbreaking incident, Pranay Pawar, a 30-year-old software engineer from Kalewadi in Pune, met a tragic end after falling 600 feet off a cliff in Tamhini Ghat. The unfortunate event occurred on Thursday evening as Pawar was en route to Mahad on his motorcycle.
The accident transpired at a designated selfie point, where locals discovered an abandoned bike, Pawar’s backpack containing a laptop and documents, and a mobile handset on the safety wall. Prompted by these findings, Assistant Police Inspector N D Lahange and his team were alerted, initiating a response.
A seven-member rescue team swiftly reached the site following the police’s call for assistance. Descending approximately 600 feet, rescuers located Pawar’s body, entangled in a tree. Sushil Kasare, a member of the rescue team, noted that the tree played a crucial role in preventing the body from falling further.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks associated with visiting such scenic spots and underscores the importance of caution, especially in areas with steep terrain. The local authorities and rescue teams played a vital role in responding to the situation, showcasing the community’s commitment to safety and emergency response.