Mumbai, Sept. 20 -- Two people were declared dead on Monday and one is still missing after five people drowned off western coast at Versova beach on Sunday evening. Of the five, two were rescued and are undergoing treatment at civic-run Cooper Hospital and one is still missing.

Shubham Nirmal, 18, had ventured into the sea around 8.30pm on Sunday with his brother Shivam and friends Sanjay Tawde, 20; Vijay Marathe, 16; and Vijay Patil, 18, to immerse an idol brought by Tawde, said officials. All five of them drowned, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s disaster management cell.

Marathe and Shivam were rescued by locals and were taken to the hospital.

According to officials from the disaster management cell, a search ...