West Bengal tourist meets his watery grave while taking bath in sea in Odisha’s Puri

Puri: A youth drowned today while taking a bath in the sea near Light House under Baliapanda police limits in Puri town of this district. The deceased was identified as Archit Banerjee, who belonged to neighbouring West Bengal.

According to a police source, Archit was taking a bath in the sea when he slipped into the deep water and drowned. Seeing this, a few private lifeguards who were present at the spot rescued Archit and rushed him to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in Puri town. However, doctors at the government-run health facility declared him ‘brought dead’.

“A youth drowned after getting caught in a rip current while bathing in the sea with his family. He was rescued by lifeguards after striving for more than half an hour and was immediately admitted to hospital. Unfortunately, the youth could not be saved,” an eyewitness expressed.

Archit had come to Puri town along with his other family members during the Durga Puja vacation. A pall of gloom descended on Archit’s family after the youth’s untimely demise.

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