Two B Tech. students drown off Rushikonda Beach

Three others rescued by CSP personnel, locals

October 01, 2018 01:29 am | Updated 01:29 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

Paying no heed:  Despite being alerted by the community guards, people venturing into the sea is a common sight at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam.

Paying no heed: Despite being alerted by the community guards, people venturing into the sea is a common sight at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam.

The weekend jolly trip turned tragic for a group of engineering students as two them reportedly drowned off Rushikonda Beach, here on Sunday.

As per the police, a group of five B Tech. Second year students of a private engineering college in the city went to the Rushikonda Beach for a swim.

While taking bath, all of them were sucked deeper into the sea by a strong current.

The Coastal Security Police (CSP) and the locals present at the spot, however, managed to rescue three of them. But, two students of the group dorwned.

The victims have been identified as Pawan Kumar (19) and K. Hari Kiran (19).

The body of Pawan Kumar washed ashore after a while, Kiran was yet to be traced till the last report came in. The CSP launched a search operation.

Case booked

PM Palem Police Station Inspector K. Lakshman Murthy registered a case and sent Pawan’s body for post-mortem.

“On Sunday, the sea surface was rough. Despite repeated warnings, the students paid no heed and entered into the deep waters. The rescued students have been admitted to a hospital and are undergoing treatment,” the CSP personnel said.

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