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Man Drowns in Jhelum River in North Kashmir, Rescue Operations Underway

Baramulla, May 21: In a tragic incident, a man drowned in the Jhelum River in the Kakarhaman area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday evening. The unfortunate event has triggered an extensive rescue operation, which is currently underway.

The identity of the man remains unknown at this time. Reports from the News Agency Kashmir Scroll indicate that the incident took place under circumstances that are still being investigated. Local authorities were promptly alerted, and efforts to retrieve the body commenced immediately.

A police officer, speaking to the Kashmir Scroll, confirmed the incident and provided updates on the ongoing rescue mission. He stated that teams from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are actively involved in the operation, working tirelessly to locate and recover the body from the river.

The Jhelum River, which flows through the heart of Baramulla, is known for its strong currents, particularly during this season when water levels tend to rise. These conditions are making the rescue efforts challenging for the SDRF teams.

Local residents have gathered at the riverbank, anxiously awaiting news about the missing individual. Many have expressed their concern and are offering support to the rescue teams. The community is deeply affected by the incident, highlighting the ever-present dangers posed by the river.

Authorities have urged people to exercise caution around the river, especially during the high-water periods. The police officer reiterated the importance of safety and vigilance to prevent such tragic incidents in the future.

As the rescue operations continue, the district administration is coordinating with various agencies to ensure all possible resources are deployed. The efforts are being closely monitored, and further updates are expected as the situation develops.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of the Jhelum River and the importance of community awareness and preparedness in avoiding such accidents. The authorities are hopeful that the rescue mission will conclude successfully and bring closure to the affected family.

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