Kalmandvi waterfall is a major attraction during monsoon.

MUMBAI: Five youngsters are feared drowned in a waterfall in

Jawhar taluka

of

Palghar district

on Thursday. Search operation is on.

Jawhar police

said that a group of 13 boys from

Ambika chowk

in

Jawhar

had gone to the Kalmandvi waterfall, around seven kms away from their village.

At around 3pm, five of them got dangerously close to the waterfall. Eyewitness friends told the police that the boys slipped and fell off the waterfall.

Kalmandvi waterfall is a major attraction during monsoon. Despite restrictions on movement due to Covid-19, the boys went to the waterfall walking through tricky paths.

Search operation has begun. Families of the boys rushed to the spot on learning about the incident. Police said that they may have to call in a National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) to help in search operations.

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