A scientist was swept away in the gushing Cauvery river waters, at Chunchanakatte waterfalls, at Mysuru in Karnataka, even as he was about to be rescued. The victim had come to the waterfalls along with his family members, for sight-seeing. As the group climbed the rocks close to the falls, the gushing waters suddenly increased in force. Rescuers saved a child with the help of a rope. They tried to do the same for the man but he was unable to withstand the force of the waters and was swept away. Search is on for the missing scientist.