Kottayam : Youth dies of drowning in close to Palam Kadav bridge after stepping into the river for bath. The deceased was identified as 21-year-old Thiruvananthapuram Pattom native T Aravind. He had arrived in Kaduthuruthi for a job interview with a private company.
The accident took place 10 am this morning. After the interview, the group of four friends had food and were resting under the bridge. Aravind, the only one knowing to swim proceeded for a bath in the river.
As he swam, Arvind felt limp in his feet and arms and sank into the water below Friends on the shore raised cries drawing locals to the scene. Thalyolaparambu police and Fire Force hauled Aravind out, but it was too late to save him.