A young man from Kurumenveli in Batticaloa District drowned on this Saturday afternoon while fishing in Kurumenveli - Mandoor lagoon. It has been reported that his paddle was unexpectedly broke and caused the boat to sink.
Fishermen who were fishing on the same lagoon tried to search and save him but their search ended in vain.
The body of the was discovered flosting in the water on Saturday night and the body was handed over to Kaluwanchikudy hospital.
The victim was identified as 24-year old Veerasingam Yathees from Kurumenveli.
Kaluwanchikudy police are doing further investigation.
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