Two separate incidents that occurred at a lake in India’s Telangana state within a day resulted in three members of a family drowning, according to reports.
The first incident, which involved a 38-year-old woman identified only as Yadamma and her 15-year-old daughter, Lavanya, happened Saturday at Ameenpur Lake in Sangareddy while the two were attempting to go home via a short route across the shallow part of the body of water.
Lavanya accidentally slipped and fell into the lake, the newspaper Telangana Today reported.
Yadamma tried to rescue her daughter, but she also ended up drowning, according to authorities.
Family members alerted police Sunday after the two did not return, and a search for the bodies in the lake began, the Times of India reported.
The body of Lavanya surfaced during the search, and Usuriah, Yadamma’s brother, immediately jumped into the water.
Usuriah drowned Sunday morning while searching for Yadamma’s body, and police recovered his body with the help of expert swimmers.
Lavanya’s body was retrieved later that afternoon, while her mother’s body has yet to be found.
In a similar story, two Californians visiting Hawaii drowned off the coast of Maui nearly a month ago.
One of the victims, a 40-year-old man, fell into the water near Keanae Landing at around 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 20,
A woman, 42, immediately jumped into the water to rescue him, but she soon displayed signs of water distress, according to officials from the Maui Fire Department.
The water was choppy at the time of the incident, with waves measuring about 8 feet tall, authorities said.
A good Samaritan, Kupaa Luat-Hueu, rushed to help the victims after he was alerted by a bunch of tourists who witnessed the incident unfold.
Luat-Hueu was able to bring the woman back to shore. However, medics failed to revive her through CPR, and she was declared dead.
Firefighters used a helicopter to locate the man unresponsive in the water. Medics pronounced him dead after he was recovered and brought back to the shore.
Authorities did not reveal the identities of the two victims.
Around 4,000 fatal unintentional drownings occur in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.