Teenager drowns in Yamuna

New Delhi: A teenager drowned in Yamuna today while swimming in the river alongwith his friends who had gone to participate in the immersion of Ganesh idol, in Alipur area of outer Delhi.

Vicky (18) had gone alongwith his friends to the Yamuna river near Palla in Alipur area, for immersion of Ganesha idol, when the mishap occurred, police said.

The group of four friends including Ankir (18), who were residents of Narela were swimming in the river when they started drowning in the strong current.

While three of the boys were saved by the rescuers, Ankit was not found. Later, his body was fished out by the divers.

His body was sent for post mortem, said a police officer.