15-year-old Assam boy drowns in Tura Resort

TURA, July 30: A family holiday turned out to be a tragic after a 15-year-old boy from Maligaon, Guwahati drowned at popular Tree House Resort they were staying in at 12 noon on Sunday.  The boy, identified as Ishan Swargiyari, along with four of his relatives, went to the holiday resort where the incident occurred. According to police sources, the boy and his elder brother, who do not know how to swim, went into the pool. It is still not clear as to what happened to both the boys who were struggling to get out of the deep end of the pool. While the elder brother maged to save himself, Ishan drowned in water. The drowning boy was immediately rushed to the Tura Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The post-mortem was conducted later. “We have launched an investigation into the matter. As per the prelimiry report, life jackets and a rescuer were present at the scene. The two brothers did not know how to swim as per the initial reports,” said WGH SP Dr MGR Kumar.

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