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By A Newsman

Midnapore, 21 September: A youth from Chakdah in Nadia, who went to Digha for holidaying along with eight of his friends, has drowned while bathing in the sea.

Another youth from the same group was rescued by divers and he is now admitted to the Digha State General Hospital.

The incident took place today morning when the nine youths, all in their early 20’s, got into the sea at OId Digha. It was then that four of them were washed away by the tide.

Hearing the cry for help by the other members of the group, some divers employed by the police jumped into their rescue and managed to pull them out of the sea. But before this, one of the youths, Bimal Kundu (22) hit onto a barge floating nearby.

Bimal and a friend of his, Satyen Kundu, who fell sick due to high intake of sea water, were rushed to the Digha State General Hospital. Bimal was declared brought dead, while Stayen, who too is from Chakdah, is undergoing treatment at the hospital.