A 16-year-old student who went swimming with his friends at Aralur Bande quarry drowned on Saturday evening. The body was recovered on Sunday afternoon.

The dead has been identified as Manjunath, an SSLC student of Macaulay English School and a resident of Hosapalya.

The police said that only two of Manjunath’s friends, Karthik and Sashi, went with him into the water.

The other friends, who were standing on the banks, saw their friends drown and immediately rushed to pull them out of the water. They could save Karthik and Sashi, but Manjunath drowned as he was stuck in silt.

Post-mortem was conducted on Sunday.

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