Disaster management experts of Kolkata Police found the corpse at around 0300 hours today, after 20 hours continuous search following de-watering of the pool, which has produced many Olympians and channel swimmers in past 100 years.
Eye witnesses said as the de-watering process was on with flood lights, portion of hand could be visible and the body was taken out of the water. Former Customs department employee Kajal Dutta (67), had successfully completed the life saving certificate course from NIS and had trained many people in swimming after taking part in the national swimming competitions in his peak days.
Recently he had a habit to hunt shrimps into the deep water in bare hands. A pall of gloom was descended in parts of central and north Kolkata over the tragic accident of the swimmer in the pool, which is celebrating the 100th year of its existence in ever crumbling heritage structure of this 300 year old city. (UNI)