Udupi, Jan 31, 2016: A young software engineer from Pondicherry met a watery grave when a huge wave washed him away while he was sitting on a rock at the St Mary’s Island on January 30, Saturday.
The engineer has been identified as Vivekananda Narayana Swami (26) who worked for Wipro in Bengaluru.
Vivekananda along with four friends who had arrived to Udupi to attend the wedding of a friend, had been to the island later in the day. He and his friend Manikantan were sitting on a rock when a huge wave hit the rock. Though both were washed away Manikantan who knew swimming swam ashore while Vivekananda was reportedly drowned. Search is on for his body.
A case has been registered by Malpe Police.