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Tourist goes missing in Cox’s Bazar

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A young college student went missing from Kalatali point of Cox’s Bazar sea beach on Monday while taking bath in the Bay of Bengal.

The missing tourist was identified as Adnan Maruf, son of Md Rezaul Karim and a student of Gazipur Metropolitan College, reports UNB.

The incident occurred around 1:30 pm when Adnan and his two friends from Gazipur ,Masum and Shawon went into the sea defying the local cautionary signal three, hoisted due to low pressure in the Bay, said Md Rezaul Karim, Additional Superintendent of Cox’s Bazar tourist police.

Beach staff Md Mahbubul Alam said of the three youths Masum managed to swim ashore when the sea turned turbulent as he didn’t go too far but Adnan and Shawon could not.

Lifeguard staff managed to rescue Shawon rushing by a water bike but Adnan went missing, he said.

Shawon is currently admitted at the district Sadar hospital, said police.

The three friends from the same college came to Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.

Additional District Magistrate Md Abu Sufiyan said a rescue drive will be conducted till finding the missing tourist.

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