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Midnapore: A young tourist from Kolkata has drowned in the sea at Digha in East Midnapore.

Azahar Ali (24) of Kareya in central Kolkata had gone to Digha on Tuesday with six other friends. The group of boys got down in the Bay of Bengal to bathe in the afternoon.

As they were bathing in Old Digha area, Azahar and Kashem Ali went missing in the high tides. Divers employed by the administration managed to rescue Kashem but Azahar couldn’t be located.

A search team led by the Digha police fished out his dead body in Old Digha today around 11 am. Following a post-mortem, the body has now been handed to his family for burial.