Six GITAM students 'missing' at sea

Six GITAM  students 'missing' at sea - Sakshi Post

A pleasure trip to the Rishi Valley beach in the port city of Visakhapatnam proved fatal for a group of engineering students on Wednesday afternoon as six  of them, including three girls, feared drowned while taking a swim in the sea.

According to police, a group of students from GITAM's went on a pleasure trip to Sai Pritam Resorts near the Rishi Valley this morning. In the afternoon when they went for a swim in the sea they reportedly were suddenly caught in strong currents and swept away by a rising tides. The students immediately raised a hue for help and the fishermen, who were available there at that time, could save only one student.

The missing students are identified as G Peerti Reddy, B Susheel, Anurag Reddy of Warangal district, Anushia of Nalgoda, P Sai Nithin and P Sindhu  -- all  aged between 20 to 22. Two others are yet be identified.
Rahul Babu  was rescued by the fishermen and others are  yet to be traced. A search was on for the missing students, police said.

A helicopter is pressed into service to search for the missing students, who are feared drowned. Ace swimmers are also making frantic search for them.

- siva@sakshipost

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