Redhakhol: A 22-year-old youth drowned while taking bath today in Kerandi canal which flows through Redhakhol town in Sambalpur district.
The deceased has been identified as Shibu Nayak, son of Laxman Nayak, a resident of Khandadhipa Sahi in Sudarshanpada here.
According to sources, Shibu had gone to take bath in the water body at Dhobaghat along with his friends this morning. However, he slipped into deep water and went under. His friends tried to pull him but in vain.
In the meantime, fire services personnel reached the spot after getting information and fished out his lifeless body from deep waters.
Reportedly, the body has been handed over the bereaved family members after post-mortem and Redhakhol police have registered a case of unnatural death into the incident.