Udupi: A engineering student from NITK Surathkal drowned at St Mary’s Island here on Sunday February 21.
The deceased has been identified as Prasad Babu (19), son of Ravi Kumar native of Andhra Pradesh.
According to police a group of 8 students from NITK Surathkal including Prasad babu had gone to St Mary’s Island to have fun. Seven students were sitting on the shore, Prasad climbed on the rock and jumped into the water for a swim. While swimming strong currenta dragged Prasad away. Life guards tried to rescue Prasad but failed in their attempts.
Malpe police have registered a case.