Bantwal: College student drowns in Nethravathi river, locals rescue 4 others

Kishore Peraje

Daijiworld Media Network

Bantwal, July 3: A college student met his watery grave in Nethravathi river while another student was admitted to hospital.

A group of five college students went for a swim by getting into River Nethravathi in Talemogaru of Sajeevapadu village in Bantwal taluk. One of them met his watery grave and got drowned while four others were rescued by the locals.

One of those rescued has been admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru for treatment and is reportedly out of danger.

The deceased has been identified as Harshith (19), a resident of Talemogaru and son of Rukmaiah.Those rescued include Likith, Vikesh, and Vishal.

All the college students had gone to the Nethravathi river at 4 pm for a swim before this incident.

It is said that the river was flowing above the danger mark in recent days following incessant rains. Bantwal rural police sub-inspector Harish visited Harshith who had drowned in the river. He has sought help from fire fighting force and river guards to retrieve and trace the body of Harshith, it is learnt. But, Harshith's body was yet to be found till night.





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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Mon, Jul 04 2022

    Are we doing anything to prevent these deaths or has it become a routine just to read and do nothing. How many lives we are losing every year like this? Are our organisations, government bodies creating awareness among communities regarding safety issues,educate the public not to venture in water when there are excessive currents . Create safe zones for public swimming where rescue teams are deployed in case of emergency. Each life lost is a big loss to the family of the victim and also to our country.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Jul 03 2022

    Om shanthi sweet heart....Condolences to his family....

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