Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Dec 10: The mortal remains of two students who tragically drowned in the sea near Alimakallu of Someshwara were recovered from the same area on Sunday morning.
Local swimmers had been tirelessly searching for the bodies since Saturday evening. The deceased youths are identified as Yashwit (18), son of Shekhara, resident of Manjeshwara Kunjathur Adka, and Yuvaraj (18), son of Jayendra, resident of Kunjathur Majal.
The incident unfolded when six students, including the deceased, from Parijnana College of Someshwara visited Sri Somanatha temple around 12:40 pm. After having lunch at the temple, they sat below a tree. After 3 pm, all six students bought snacks from a nearby petty shop and walked approximately one km from Someshwara temple towards Ucchila. They reached the sea near Alimakallu, where four students stayed on the beach while Yashwit and Yuvaraj ventured into the water near the rocks. Unfortunately, a wave hit the rocks, causing Yuvaraj to fall into the sea. Yashwit attempted to rescue him but was also washed away.
Despite efforts by four classmates to rescue them using tubes from a nearby shed and raising an alarm, Yashwit and Yuvaraj drowned before help could arrive. Local swimmers initiated a search, but the bodies were not found until late at night.
Someshwara Beach attracts tourists, including college students, from various parts of the state and other states who enjoy playing with the waves. Authorities, including life guards, police, and home guard personnel, consistently caution tourists against venturing too deep into the waters. However, the Alimakallu area, approximately one km from Rudrapaade of Someshwara, has fewer tourists, no life guards, and extremely violent waves during high and low tide. These challenging conditions contributed to the tragic drowning of the two students, according to local swimmers.