Keonjhar: In a tragic incident a youth died on the first day of the New Year while he was trying to rescue his friend from getting drowned. The incident took place in the Remal dam in Keonjhar district of Odisha on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Subrat Sahu of Dhinkia under Ghasipura police limits.
As per reports, the deceased youth was taking bath along with his friend in the river when his friend swept away into the deep water. Subrat immediately jumped into the water to rescue him. However, though he succeeded to rescue his friend he could not save himself.
The locals rushed to the spot and fished out him. He was admitted to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead.