SDRF Retrieves Body Of Youth Drowned In River Jhelum In Pulwama’s Kakapora

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Skinder Gulzar

Srinagar, Jun 8 (GNS): State Disaster Response Force have a day after his drowning retrieved body of a 24-year-old drowning in River Jhelum in Kakapora area in South Kashmmir’s Pulwama district. The rescue operation was launched Monday morning after the native youth fell into the river while extracting sand.

Identifying the youth as one Manzoor Ahmad son of Mushtaq Ahmed Murad resident of Hayatpora area of Chadoora in Budgam, an official told GNS that soon after receiving information a team of SDRF assisted by civilians launched an operation to trace the youth. However with no success made for the day, the operation was suspended for the night and resumed this morning, he said.

The body of youth was finally found this afternoon after hours of hectic searches in the water body, he added.

Meanwhile a police official confirming the recovery of the youth told GNS that the body has been handed over to the family after conduct of necessary medico-legal formalities. (GNS)

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