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Student goes missing in sea off Rameswaram while trying to take selfie


Rameswaram, Dec 29: An 18-year-old college student from Karnataka went missing after trying to take a selfie while bathing in the sea off Dhanushkodi near here on Sunday, police said.

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The student identified as Barjwel strayed deep into the sea and was sucked in by a giant wave, they said.

The victim studying in a private college in Karnataka had come on a tour to Tamil Nadu along with several other students, they said.

Despite warning, some students including Barjwel bathed in the sea, police said. The boy went into deep waters when a giant wave struck and sucked him into the sea, they added, Though his colleagues raised an alarm, the fishermen in the area rushed for help but could not trace him.

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The coastal marine police were informed about the incident. The marine police with the assistance of fire service personnel were searching for his body, police said.

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