An 18-year-old college student drowned when he and his friends went for a swim at Marina beach on Tuesday evening. His body was recovered on Wednesday.
Anna Square police identified the victim as Asif, a resident of West Tambaram who was a first year BBA student at a private college in Selaiyur. He, along with five friends, had gone to the beach around 4 p.m. for a dip. Within minutes, Asif disappeared in the waves and his body was recovered the next day near Chennai Harbour, police said.