School student feared drowned in Amona river

Ponda: A class IXth student of Sharada English High
School, Marcel, who had ventured into a tributary of the Mhadei river for
swimming, feared drowned at the Amona
bridge at Khandola on Sunday.

The missing student has been identified as Aryan
Premchand Gaud (15), a resident of Khandola-Marcel.

Ponda police said that Aryan had gone for a swim in the
river with his brothers and friends from the neighbourhood at around 5 pm at
Khandola-Amona.

Six boys aged between 11 to 16 years had gone for
swimming in the Amona river in the afternoon. One of the boys named Aryan Gaud
went missing after he jumped into the river from a canoe, police said, adding
that Aryan is feared drowned in the
river.

Firefighters were
called in for rescue operation. However, they could not trace the missing boy
until late Sunday night, investigating officer Suraj Kankonkar said.

A missing report has been filed in the case. Search
operation will resume on Monday to locate Aryan.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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