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Four youth drown in sea while taking a ‘holy dip’ off Tamil Nadu’s coast

District superintendent of police, Deshmukh Shekar Sanjay said a group of youth were caught in the tide.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 13:24 IST
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Four youths drowned in sea off the coast of Tamil Nadu.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)

Four youth drowned while taking bath in the sea off Vedaranyam in the district on Tuesday.

The youth were taking a holy dip in the sea on the occasion of ‘Thai Amavasai’ and were caught in high tides, police said.

District superintendent of police, Deshmukh Shekar Sanjay said a group of youth were caught in the tide.

“The rescue teams saved a total of 10 persons and all of them were rushed to Vedaranyam government hospital. Four persons were declared brought dead,” he said.

While three are receiving treatment at Vedaranyam government hospital, two others have been referred to Tiruvarur Medical College Hospital, said the senior police official adding the search operations were on.

Every year, thousands of devotees throng Vedaranyeshwarar Temple in Vedaranyam for taking a dip in the “Siddhar Ghat” area in the Bay of Bengal.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 13:03 IST