Boy drowns in Arattupuzha river, search on for his friend

Representational image: Shutterstock/pirtuss

Thrissur: A 14-year-old boy drowned in the Arattupuzha river on Thursday. Meanwhile, a search is on for his friend who too had went down.

The dead boy, Goutham, was a Class-9 student. His body was fished out from the river by the personnel of the Fire Force and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

The search for his friend Shijin, 15, was going on until late evening. Shijin is a Class-10 student.

Both had entered the river to take bath.

The tragedy was reported from the Mandaram Kadavu (ghat), near Thrissur, around 1.30 pm on Thursday. According to local people, though the boys entered the river at a place where people usually take bath, the accident might have happened as there was too much mud lying at the bottom of the river in the area.

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.