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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Oct 12:

In a tragic incident, a youth is feared drowned in the sea near the Panthanivas, in Odisha’s pilgrim town Puri today.

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The youth identified as Sunil Dakua, an instructor of the local parasailing club was swept away by the waves in the morning while he was bathing in the sea along with his friends, reports said.

“On being informed about the incident, we rushed to the spot immediately with lifeguard commander and three others and launched a search and rescue operation. But unfortunately, we couldn’t find him. We have reported the matter to the Sea Beach police station,” said Susant Kumar Sahu a personnel of the Fire Brigade.

In another incident, four Engineering students were saved from drowning by lifeguards near Digabarini in Zone 1.