A 23-year-old man slipped and fell into a waterfall while making Instagram reels in Udupi!

Incident of Sunday evening: The incident took place amidst heavy rains in Udupi, the person's friend had made a reel!
Tragic Mishap in Udupi: 23-Year-Old Swept Away During Instagram Reel at Waterfall Amidst Heavy Rains

Daily Updates: A heart-wrenching incident unfolded in Udupi district, Karnataka, as a 23-year-old man named Sharath Kumar from Bhadravathi slipped and got carried away by the powerful water current while shooting an Instagram reel at the mesmerizing Arasinagundi waterfalls near Kollur village on a rainy Sunday evening. The harrowing moment was captured by his courageous friend, who was filming the reel.

Authorities swiftly responded, dispatching emergency teams and police to search for the victim, but regrettably, his body remains unrecovered as of the latest updates. The search operation is persisting into Tuesday.

Coastal Karnataka, including Udupi, has been placed on high alert by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) due to continuous heavy rains. The IMD has issued an 'orange' alert for the region, urging residents to take necessary precautions and stay indoors to avoid potential accidents. The state government, acknowledging the severity of the weather, decided to close schools in Udupi, Kodagu, and Dharwad districts on Monday.

Additionally, the state meteorological department has raised a 'yellow' alert for the districts of Belagavi, Yadgir, Dharwad, and Bidar, predicting moderate to heavy rainfall in those areas.

The northern part of Karnataka is grappling with the relentless downpour, resulting in flooding and submerging 16 low-height bridges since Friday. The waterlogged bridges have impeded public movement, causing disruptions in those regions.