Puri: A youth from Madhya Pradesh drowned after he was swept away by the strong current at Puri sea beach today.
The deceased, identified as Raghubenandra Gurjar (18), hailed from Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh.
According to sources, Raghubenandra along with his maternal uncle identified as Raghuveer Gurjar had visited Puri sea on Saturday. Raghubenandra ventured deep into the sea while taking bath and when he was hit by a huge tide.
As the youth went missing, his uncle started searching for him. After the tide receded, Raghuveer found him unconscious on the beach.
Though he was taken to Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), he was declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctors, said a source.
On being informed, police reached the spot and initiated a probe.