Three minor boys, between 11 years and 14 years, drowned in the Yamuna near south Delhi’s Okhla on Saturday afternoon.
Their bodies were found after a two-hour operation by teams of the fire department and the local police.
The three are Danish (14), Faizal (11) and Varish (13) -- all residents of Batla House in Jamia Nagar. Police said the three had gone to swim in the river along with some other friends.
A police officer said the boys jumped over the fenced barriers enacted at the river bank. As they jumped, a strong current swept them away and within seconds they drowned.
Their friends raised an alarm and alerted locals.
A local resident called the police control room and informed the police. The fire department was alerted.
Soon, fire department rescue teams arrived and launched their operation. The bodies were taken to Holy Family hospital where doctors confirmed their death.
The fathers of Varish and Faizal are painters while Danish’s father is a labourer, said police.