In a tragic incident, a 40-year-old man drowned despite rescue efforts. The victim, a scientist working with the CFTRI in Mysore, was out with his family for a picnic at the Chunchunakatte falls in Mysore when the water levels suddenly rose. Onlookers and his family members tried hard to to save him. But the currents were too strong for him to hold on. He lost his grip and was carried away by the strong currents. The police is looking for his body.