Mangalore, July 3: Firefighters continued their search operation in the muddy water on Tuesday to trace a 13-year-old boy who accidentally drowned in a stream on Monday evening.
The missing boy has been identified as Muhammad Afrid, son of Muhammad Ali, a resident of Katipalla. He was staying at his grand-mother’s house in Majal Thota.
Local sources said that on Monday evening the boy along with his school friends Shaukath, Naufal and Shafeeq was playing on the bank of a stream at Munnooru Grama in Amblamogaru under the limits of Konaje Police Station.
Afrid accidentally drowned before the eyes of his friends when he stepped into the stream.
The water level water-level of the stream has been increasing since last two weeks due to the monsoon rains. The stream is connected to Nethravati River.
Though the firefighters launched the search operation on Monday evening along with the help of Konaje police and local residents, they could not find the body so far.