A youth drowned in the Tamirabharani on Tuesday evening as he was taking bath in the river along with his friends.

Police said S. Aathi (20) of Ramasamypuram in Tuticorin had come to take bath in the Tamirabharani near Naranammalpuram here along with his friends. As he accidentally moved to a deeper part of the river, he drowned. The friends’ attempts to save Aathi failed.

Fire and Rescue Services personnel from Palayamkottai retrieved the body.

Seevalaperi police have registered a case.—Special Correspondent

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