Bodies of missing students recovered near Odisha's Gopalpur Port

The bodies of two youths, who went missing on Friday at Gopalpur beach, were recovered today, police said.

Published: 04th March 2018 04:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2018 04:20 PM   |  A+A-

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BERHAMPUR: The bodies of two youths, who went missing on Friday at Gopalpur beach, were recovered today, police said.

The bodies were found floating around 2km away from the Gopalpur Port, a senior police officer said.

"About 16 students of two private colleges in Berhampur town had gone to the seas after Holi celebrations on Friday. Of them, four went missing," the officer said.

The local people immediately alerted the police and managed to rescue one the students with the help of fishermen, he said.

Later on Friday, a team of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force personnel fished out one of the bodies, even as two others remained missing.

"After an intense search for about 72 hours, the ODRAF personnel, fire service officials and police officers finally recovered the bodies of the other two missing students today near Gopalpur Port," he added.

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