Engineering student feared drowned

Visakhapatnam: An 18-year-old engineering student was today feared drowned in the sea off the RK beach here, police said.

K Satyanand Kumar, native of Kakinada area in East Godavari, had gone to the beach along with his six friends, Inspector of Three-Town Police Station, B Venkata Rao said.

The seven students ventured into the sea. While the six others came to the shore safely, Kumar is feared to have drowned, Rao said.

Before coming to the beach, the students had taken part in a 5K-run organised by a local NGO, he said.

A search operation was launched with the help of local fishermen to trace Kumar, the official said.

Meanwhile, another seventh grade student today drowned in a pond in Dumbriguda mandal in the district, police said.

The incident took place when B Ravindra Prasad had gone to the pond with his friends, an official of Dumbriguda police said.

While playing, Prasad accidentally fell in the pond.

His friends informed his parents who immediately rushed to the spot, the official said.

Prasad was fished out and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

His body was sent for post-mortem, he said, adding a case has been registered in this regard.