Puri : Had the Life Guards not taken prompt action, a 19-year-old boy would would have lost his life drowning in the sea here yesterday.
A video purportedly captured by a tourist at the sea beach shows the rescue operation carried out by three Life Guards.
Reportedly, one Raja Sahoo (19) hailing from Shikharchandi area of Bhubaneswar had gone to Puri with his friends yesterday. While taking bath in the sea beach, Sahoo was swept away by strong water current. Soon after, three on-duty Life Guards-Lalat Behera, G Jagdish and G Babaji dove into the sea to rescue him.
After being rescued, Sahoo was given first assistance and his condition is said to be stable now.
Caught on camera: Life Guards rescue 19-year-old boy from drowning in Puri sea. [Watch]
Posted by Odisha Sun Times on Tuesday, 8 October 2019