Boy washed away in river

A 14-year-old boy was washed away in the Ghataprabha river in Sunadoli in Gokak taluk on Friday.

The police said that Basavaraja Ramappa Kotwal, a class 8 student, was riding his bicycle to school. When he was on the bridge over the river, he lost his balance and fell off the bridge. He drowned in the river and his body was washed away.

Till late evening, the police and the Fire and Emergency Services personnel tried to recover the body.

A case has been registered at Kulgod police station.

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