In a shocking incident, a tourist was washed away in swirling Beas river at Nehrukund near the Manali-Leh border road, 5kms from here, on Monday.
The local police said the deceased was identified as Omvir (24), son of Ram Singh, a resident of Jhalawar in Rajasthan.
According to eyewitnesses, the deceased was taking bath on the bank of Beas and all of a sudden lost his balance and fell into the river. The body of the deceased was reported to have been trapped within the rocks inside the river. In spite of a joint rescue operation launched by the police, firemen and local volunteers, the body could not be fished out till the filing of this report.
Surprisingly, the team of disaster management wing also miserably failed in reaching out to the body of the deceased that was lying stuck in the rocks.
It was learnt that the disaster management team was not fully equipped to pull out the body of the deceased from the Beas.