Konark: In a tragic incident, an ITI student met watery grave while taking bath along with his friends in sea at Chandrabhaga beach on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased, identified as Sourajit Rout (17) of Korakara village under Niali police station limits of Cuttack had gone to Chandrabhaga for picnicking along with his eight friends. When the youths were taking bath in the sea, Sourajit went missing in the water.
After a search for few hours, Sourajit‘s friends rescued him and admitted to the Konark Primary Health Centre where doctors declared him brought dead.
A local said drowning incidents occur quite often at Chandrabhaga beach due to absence of lifeguards.
Last week, two minor girls and their father drowned in the sea near Chandrabhaga while taking bath. They got a new lease of life when some alert fishermen spotted them being swept away in high tides and rescued the trio.