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Former national level swimmer missing while swimming at pool

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A former national-level swimmer and a senior trainer today allegedly went missing while swimming at a swimming pool in the central part of the city's College Street area, police said.

While onlookers said that sexagenarian Kajal Dutta who has been associated as a senior trainer as a well as a lifesaver, was swimming in the pool this morning at around 8 am but he was not seen coming out of the water, a senior officer of Police said.

Trainers and lifesavers at the swimming club tried searching Dutta in the waters after which a team from local Police station Ahmerst Street and Police disaster management group initiated a search, he said.

"At least ten divers were conducting a thorough search for Dutta since morning but we are unable to locate him," the officer said.

"He has been a very good swimmer. We are not sure how come this mishap incident has happened today. We are shocked," a senior member of the swimming club said.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 20:32 IST