Paradip: In a shocking incident, a student of IIIT-Bhubaneswar drowned while another was rescued in a critical condition after both were swept away by the strong sea current near Nehru Bangla in Paradip.
The deceased has been identified as Himanshu Rathore of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
According to reports, over 40 students of IIIT in Gothapatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar had come to Paradip today for picnic.
While others were busy picnicking at the Nehru Bungalow, two students Srinath Ghosh of Durgapur in West Bengal and Himanshu Rathore had gone to take a bath in the sea where they were reportedly dragged into the deep sea by a huge tide.
While locals rescued Ghose, Rathore remained untraceable for several hours.
Later, Marine Police Station personnel fished out Himanshu from the sea in unconscious state and he was rushed to the Biju Memorial Hospital where attending doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.