A man drowned and his son went missing when they were taking bath in the Arial Khan River near Khankandi village of Zajira upazila in Shariatpur on Monday.
Anis Sikdar, 40, and his son Akash, 10, hailing from Chan Khar village of Banaripara upazila of Barisal, went to take bath in the river near Joynagar Bazar bridge at noon, said officer-in-charge of Zajira Police Station Md Enamul Haque, reports UNB.
As Akash went missing in the river while swimming, Anis jumped into the river to rescue his son and also went missing, he added.
After a frantic search of three hours, locals rescued Anis around 3:00 pm while Akash was still missing.
They went to Khankandi village from Barisal to visit in-laws of Anis.