Three teenage boys who had gone for a swim in a river in Ambegaon taluka of Pune drowned on Sunday afternoon. Their bodies were found by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday morning.
While the police and local villagers had launched the search operation on Sunday evening, the NDRF was called in by officials later.
According to Manchar police, the incident took place sometime after 2 pm when the three boys — Vaibhav Chintaman Vavhal (16), Pranay Rajendra Vavhal (15) and Shreyas Sudhir Vavhal (15) — had gone for a swim in Ghod river at Shingve Pargaon village in Ambegaon taluka.
Station Duty Officer at Manchar police station said, “Around 6 pm, the police station was informed about the three boys missing in Ghod river. As per information by local villagers, the three had entered the river at a point where the water is deep. They could not be seen after a while, following which the local villagers informed the police station.”
A team from Manchar police station rushed to the spot and launched a search operation downstream along with the local villagers.