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18-year old boy feared drowned in river Rushikulya

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Brahmapur, June 13:

An 18-year-old boy was  feared drowned in river Rushikulya near the Tara Tarini temple in Odisha’s Ganjam district today, after he went missing while taking a bath, police said.

The boy, identified as Manash Bisoi and two of his cousins from Dimiripadar in Koraput district were taking a bath in river Rushikulya when the mishap occurred.

According to reports, Manash and his cousins, who were unfamiliar with the river ghat, accidentally slipped into a gorge and cried for help.

While both of his cousins were rescued by the local people, Manash was untraceable, police said.

Despite a seven-hour long rescue operations by Fire Brigade personnel from Purushottampur and an ODRAF team, the 18-year old could not be traced.