Dehradun: An 80 – year – old man from Jaipur drowned while taking a dip in the Gan ga river in Rishikesh on Sunday A search operation was launched by the State Disaster Response Force ( SDRF ) but he could not be recovered till Sunday evening.
The man, identified as Hansraj Khurana, was staying at Parmarth Niketan ashram near Rishikesh with his family.
SDRF official Lalita Negi that Khurana had gone to Parmarth Niketan ghat to take a bath around 10 am on Sunday. ” He was swept away by the strong current. Other people at the ghat immediately informed the SDRF, and a search operation was launched. Khurana was not recovered till evening, ” said Negi. “
The search operation will be resumed on Monday morning. Locals informed his family members in the ashram about the incident. They are not in a condition to talk and therefore, further details about the man could not be gathered, ” Negi said.