Forest department sources said that the carcass of the calf was recovered from near the river banks close to north Dampara.
Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena asked the Addl DGP (Law and Order) to religiously follow the SOPs for deployment of ODRAF teams in search and rescue operations.
Sources said that it was Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer who had sent a requisition to deploy a team of ODRAF and keep the personnel on stand-by.
The poser remains unanswered because that eventually proved disastrous for the entire operation which could have been carried out without much ado.
The powerboat overturned near the bridge and the crew members fell into the crashing waters at the head of the barrage.