Keonjhar, Dec 28 (LocalWire) A 17-year-old plus two science student went missing after falling into Baiatarani river on Friday, said police.
The student has been identified as Rohan Mishra of Cuttack.
The incident took place at about 1.30 pm when he was taking selfie near the Bhimkund waterfall, about 60 kms from here.
Sources said he, along with his classmates of Sai Sikshya Kendra, came to Bhimkund for picnicking.
Rohan and his friends went near the fall to take photos when his feet slipped and he fell down into the river, said police.
The Ghatagaon Police, along with Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) team, went to the spot and started searching.
Ghatagaon inspector-in-charge Satish Naik said: “Search operations are on. But till evening, we have not been able to trace the body.”
Few days back, an engineering student drowned in the same river near Anandpur barrage. His body was recovered after four days about a kilometer away from the drowning site.