Youth who ventures on rescue mission meets with death in Ma Oya

Youth who ventures on rescue mission meets with death in Ma Oya

Youth who ventures on rescue mission meets with death in Ma Oya

Written by Staff Writer

02 Feb, 2015 | 12:00 pm

A youth who attempted to save a girl who was being washed away in the Ma Oya in the Meerigama area in Harankaduwa died while another youth who was involved in the rescue effort has been reported missing.

According to the police, the tragic incident had occurred when the female has been bathing in the Ma Oya at around 5 p.m. on Sunday along with her brother and another relative. Of the two youth who were involves in the rescue effort one died after drowning while the other nineteen year old has been reported missing. The girl was eventually rescued by residents.

The Navy and Police Lifeguard units have begun search operations to find the missing youth.

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