Student Drowns at Vizag Beach

Published: 06th July 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: A fun, weekend outing of six school students turned tragic after one student drowned and two others went missing here at Appikonda beach at Pedagantyada mandal under Steel Plant police station limits Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Prasanna (13), a class VIII student, while the missing students are Rupak and Akhilesh.

The other three, Nithin, Bharat Raju and Upendra have been rescued by nearby fishermen. All the students were residing at Sector 4 and 5 in Ukkunagaram township.

According to Steel Plant PS inspector B Venkat Rao, the six were students of classes VIII and IX at DAV public school in the Steel Plant.

Being Sunday, they went out to play in the afternoon and by the evening came to Appikonda beach.

Police said that though the locals warned them against entering the waters as the sea was rough, the children ignored the warnings and entered the blue waters. They were frolicking in the waves when all of a sudden where all of a sudden high tides pulled in all six of them.

A local fishermen who was on the spot, jumped in and saved three of them, while the rest went missing. Police, after receiving information, rushed to the spot and immediately launched search operations.

They found Prasanna’s. When last reports came in, the police are still searching for the other two missing children.

A case has been registered and investigation is on.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp