Puri: An youth belonging to Jagatpur drowned near Digabareni on Puri sea beach here today. The deceased has been identified as Bijendra Barik.
According to reports Barik was accompanying a few friends to spend the weekend at Puri. While bathing in the sea he went untraceable.
Few minutes later his body was found on the beach in front of Puri Hotel, 200 metres from the place where he went missing.
The lifeguards tried to resuscitate Barik but failed. Local police have registered a case and sent it for autopsy.