Paradip, May 15: In a tragic incident, a teenage boy is suspected to have drowned while bathing in the sea here yesterday.
The missing kid has been identified as Preetam Das, a Class IX student and a resident of the Bhanja Colony in the Madhuban area here.
As per reports, Preetam along with his friends had gone to the sea to take a bath after his school got over at 9 AM yesterday.
While his school bag, cycle, and trousers have been found lying on the shore, Preetam is feared to have drowned while bathing in the sea.
On learning about the incident, fire officials along with police rushed to the spot and launched a search operation to rescue the missing child. However, the kid is yet to be traced.