Sources said Behera and two of his friends, Muna Sahoo and Subham Jena, had gone to Balipada ghat to take bath in the river.
The youth, who displayed unbelievable willpower in the last two days, walked for some distance and appeared cheerful.
Here are the details of the 45-hr-ordeal of trekker R Babu, 23, after he slipped and fell from Kurumbachi hills near Malampuzha into a crevice and how mountaineers from the Army rescued him
Speaking to TNIE from Chennai, Arun said teams of Army personnel arrived from Bengaluru and the Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington, Coonoor, Ooty.
Mount Semeru on the island of Java ejected volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud on Saturday.
Families of govt employees killed in rescue operations to be paid `25 lakh; crop loss enumeration underway
Just like in 2018, fishers have volunteered to help fire force and police personnel in evacuation and rescue operations if required
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.
Former councillor Susant Swain alleged that nearly 35 families in wards no 1, 8, 16, and 17 are stranded for two days as their houses are waterlogged and no effort has been taken by authorities.
According to him, the platform is likely to be built inside the pit to drill out water and if that happens, high-powered pumps will be used.
The water flow into the Poringalkuthu reservoir in Kerala from the Parambikulam and TN Sholayar dams resulted in the Chalakudy river overflowing and the town flooding.
The tragedy struck a group of trekkers from Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Erode who took a leisure trip to the Kurangani forest in Bodi range at Western Ghats on Saturday.
The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have also located another 70 following the bad weather conditions that hit Kerala and Tamil Nadu coasts a day ago.
Two heavy duty 140-tonne cranes were pressed into service at the crack of the dawn to clear derailed coaches, from which the survivors were rescued and bodies pulled out till late last night.