Police, locals launch rescue operation after teenager drowns in Jhelum

Baramulla: Police and locals in Sheeri area here have launched a rescue operation to trace a teenager, who drowned in river Jhelum this afternoon.

Umer Farooq, son of Farooq Ahmad Baba of Sheeri here was taking a bath along with his friends in Jhelum when the river current swept him away, officials told Kashmir Reader. The locals and the police, he said, instantly launched a rescue operation to trace the teenager. The rescue operation was going on when the last reports came in..