Anand Singh Thakur, 33, a resident of Mantur Road, Hubballi, was swept away in the Kali River near Moulangi in Dandeli taluk in Uttar Kannada district, on Wednesday afternoon.
The police said that the search is on. The police said Anand and his four friends went swimming after finishing their work on Wednesday afternoon. The youth, after swimming on the banks, ventured further into the river, and after going in the middle, Anand and one of his friends started experiencing the current of the river. Anand did not manage to swim due to the force and washed away, and his friend hooked onto a branch of a tree and made it to the banks, said Dandeli PSI.
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