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PNS|Vijayawada

In a tragic incident, G Harikrishna Reddy, a 28-year-old MS graduate from Australia, was swept away in the Polavaram canal near the Chinna Kanchi temple area in NTR district on Saturday evening. Harikrishna and his friends had ventured into the canal for a swim when the unfortunate event occurred. Efforts to locate him are underway as the Police, Fire, and NDRF teams have arrived at the scene.

Hailing from Nunna village, Harikrishna had recently returned to his hometown. Suffering from knee pain, he had been advised by a doctor to take up swimming as part of his therapy. On Saturday evening, accompanied by his two friends, Anoop Reddy and K Nagi Reddy, he went into the canal for a swim. Tragically, during the course of swimming, Harikrishna’s safety bag got detached, leading to the unfortunate incident.

Since the incident, the authorities have initiated a search operation, but Harikrishna has not been located yet. The Police, Fire, and NDRF teams are tirelessly working to find the missing person, and the local community has come together to support the rescue efforts.

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