A 23-year-old youth from Hyderabad, who was on a visit to Meghalaya, drowned in a pool in the Sohra area of East Khasi Hills district on January 6, a senior police officer said.
Pawan Kumar and his friends were swimming in the popular Blue Lagoon pool, situated close to the double-decker root-bridge at Nongriat, when tragedy struck, the officer was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Kumar’s body was retrieved by his friends with the help of locals from Tyrna village.
The natural pool and root-bridges at Nongriat, not particularly accessible by road, are visited by tourists from all over the world. One has to trek at least 4,000 steps from Tyrna to reach the spot.
An inquiry has been initiated into the incident, the officer added.