Pranita Sunil Mehta (21) of Jodhpur in Rajasthan died near the Lighthouse at Gokarn in Kumta taluk on Sunday, according to reports on Monday. She slipped into the sea from a boulder.
She had come to Gokarn on a tour with four friends, after visiting Mumbai and Goa.
Her friends called fishermen in the vicinity for help but the latter could only recover the body from the sea.
Gokarn police have registered a case.
They have informed the parents of Pranita about the incident.
The article has been edited to reflect the following correction:
Pranita Sunil Mehta (21) of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, was washed away by waves and died in the sea near the Lighthouse at Gokarn in Kumta taluk and not as published in the report, “Girl taking selfie falls into sea, dies”, appearing in these columns on Tuesday last.