Puttur: Ehtisham (19), son of Abbas of Pallattur Kattepuni in Nettanige Mudnur village in the taluk, drowned in river Payaswini near Parappe on Saturday.
A II BCom student of Philomena College here, he had gone there to swim with four other friends. Ehtisham is said to have been dragged by undercurrents. Others with him alerted nearby residents. Efforts were made to trace and rescue him but there was no success.
Fire service from Sullia arrived and joined the rescue efforts. Until late night, his body was not found.
A case has been registered at Adhoor police station in Kerala, under whose jurisdiction the spot lies.