Rourkela: In a tragic incident, a youth drowned and another was rescued alive while both were taking a dip in Brahmani river at Vedvyas Peetha here today.
The deceased has been identified as Tripurari Sahoo (35), a resident of Nawada district in Bihar.
Sources said Tripurari had come to the water body with his family members to perform a ritual for paying homage to their ancestors. While taking a dip in the river as part of the rituals, Tripurari and another member of the family slipped into deep water. While the former was swept away by strong river current, another was rescued alive.
On receiving information, a firefighting team reached the spot and fished out the body and sent it for post-mortem.