JNTU student drowns at Kakinada beach, 3 others feared dead
A 20-year-old student of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) drowned at Kakinada beach today, while three of his friends are feared dead, police said.india Updated: Apr 29, 2012 21:19 IST
A 20-year-old student of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) drowned at Kakinada beach on Sunday, while three of his friends are feared dead, police said.
A massive search has been launched to trace the three missing youths, police said.
The deceased identified as R Rajendra Prasad hailing from a village in Guntur district had gone to play volleyball at the beach with a group of around ten friends from JNTU, police said.
When their ball got tossed into the sea, Prasad and his three friends G Ranjeet Kumar, M Ajay Kumar and P Eswarchandra immediately entered the water to fetch the ball, the source said.
However, it was when these boys did not return to the shore, their friends realised they were in trouble searched for them and also informed the authorities.
Prasad's body was later fished out from the sea, but three other students have not been traced so far, police said,
All of them were students of the first year of B Pharm and stayed at JNTU hostel, they added.
First Published: Apr 29, 2012 21:17 IST