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Jet engineer drowns while rafting in Rishikesh

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Dehradun, March 18, 2013
First Published: 00:02 IST(18/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:04 IST(18/3/2013)

A Delhi-based aircraft maintenance engineer of Jet Airways drowned in Rishikesh, when his raft capsized in the Ganga on Sunday.

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Prashant Pandey, a resident of Rohini in Delhi, had boarded the raft from Kaudiyala to Tapovan along with six of his friends.

Police have sent the body for post-mortem and informed his family. The incident took place near Byasi area.

The guides and rafting camp employees rescued seven others and rushed Prashant to a nearby government hospital.

But Prashant, 20, was declared brought dead by the doctors at the hospital. Byasi police station incharge HM Pokhriyal confirmed that Prashant died due to drowning.


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