Bodies of three Class-10 boys, who had drowned while taking a dip in the Beas on Sunday afternoon, were recovered on Tuesday, just 500 metres from the spot where they were last seen in Balley village, about 35 km from here.
The deceased have been identified as Ravinder Singh, Karan Singh and Narinder Singh, all aged between 15 and 17. They were residents of the neighbouring Baath village.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and army personnel, who were carrying out the rescue operations, failed to find the bodies for two days as these got stuck in mud along the river’s edge.
Naib tehsildar Jasveer Singh said the NDRF team started using nets on Tuesday, and around 1.30pm, one of the nets got stuck along the right edge of the river.
A JCB machine was pressed into service to clear the area, and after a thorough search of half an hour Ravinder’s body was recovered. Bodies of Karan and Narinder were also found just 100 metres from there