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Youth drowns in Ib river in Odisha trying to save teen | Bhubaneswar News


By: Malay Ray
ROURKELA: Two picnickers from Jharsuguda who jumped into Ib river at Ghoghar Kanakund picnic spot in Sundargarh to save a teenaged boy who had come with them but one of them drowned in the attempt.
The boy was also swept away. While the body of the youth was recovered on Wednesday, the teen is still missing. According to sources, about 25 youths from Baromal, Jharsuguda, came to Ghoghar Kanakunda picnic spot under Talsara police station on Wednesday.
Around 3.30 pm, the boy, identified as 17-year-old Mukesh Meher, was taking a dip in the Ib river when strong currents swept him away.
Alerted by other members of the group, two youths from the picnic group identified as Chudamani Meher and Satish Kumar Gupta, both 26, jumped into the river to rescue him. While Chudamani drowned, Satishmanaged to save himself by holding on to a boulder in the river. After getting information, fire service personnel rushed to the site and launched a rescue operation to trace the duo.
Locals also joined the search. The body of Chudamani was recovered from the river by the fire service personnel late Wednesday afternoon. Efforts are on to trace Mukesh. “The body of one youth was recovered by fire brigade personnel,” said Sradhanjali Subudhi, inspector in-charge, Talsara police station.
On December 18, a young software engineer had fallen into this river while taking a selfie and had gone missing in the river. His body was recovered after 48 hours.





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