The bird was rescued by police officials near the beach. “On Saturday there was sparse crowd on the beach due to which we were able to see the small bird floating across the high tides,” said Prakash Katake from the Juhu police station.
The bird had to be kept in the police station for the entire day and while it was rehabilitated in the evening, its life couldn’t be saved.
“The bird is not found on the shores of islands and flies over deep sea. The bird therefore may have been brought to the city by some boat or ship, which was sailing in the deep waters and might have caught hold of it,” said Mr Valmiki.
He also added that the bird could not survive, as the environment of the city must have proved stressful for it. “When we had brought it back, the bird was already dull and looked lifeless and even when there were no external injuries on it, it could not be saved,” he added.