Bhubaneswar: A 46-year-old foreign tourist from Russia died after being drowned in Puri sea on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Anton Udartsev, police said. “We received information from some fishermen. His body was recovered from Baliapanda beach area,” said Biswaranjan Senapati, inspector-in-charge of Baliapanda police station.
This was perhaps the first time a foreign visitor drowned in the sea while bathing. “Prima facie, we learnt he did not take the assistance of any lifeguard while bathing in the sea which was rough. We have informed the Russian Embassy in Delhi about his tragic death. The Russian Embassy will intimate his family members. His body will be preserved in the district headquarters hospital till the arrival of his family,” another police officer said. Earlier in the day, a trade union leader drowned while bathing in the sea. His name was immediately not available.