A class IX student, Kumar Sanu (14) got drowned at Rushikulya rookery near Potagarh in Ganjam district on Saturday. He along with seven other students of his class from Aravind Shikshya Kendra School of Chatrapur had reached the spot to have bath near the river mouth. All of them got washed away into deep waters. People working nearby could save seven of them, while Sanu’s body was located after a few hours by the fire brigade and police. One of these students, Mahesh Sahu was seriously injured. He was admitted in Chatrapur hospital, inspector in charge of Ganjam police station, N.K.Behera said.