Sambalpur, August 8: The body of one of the two youths, who had gone missing while bathing in the Hirakud reservoir on Sunday, has been recovered from the Hirakud dam on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Abhishek Kumar.
The search operation by Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) is still on to trace the other youth Mahesh Chitturi.
As per reports, Chitturi and Kumar, officials of the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), accompanied by another colleague were taking bath in the Hirakud reservoir near the Jhankarani village in the afternoon. Meanwhile, all of them were carried away by a strong current of the water. However one of them came out of the water and narrowly escaped whereas two others went missing in the water.
On being informed, locals with the help of fire services personnel initiated a search operation to rescue the victims.