In a tragic incident, a man was swept away by a sneaker wave in Puri sea on Saturday as his hapless son stood shocked watching is father getting swept away.
The man identified as Bansidhar Behera from Balasore has been missing since then. Life guards have been pressed into action and the search operation is currently on.
As per reports, the heart-wrenching incident happened near Chaitanya Chhak Puri sea beach. Banshidhar had come to Puri along with his family to have a darshan of Lord Jagannath at Srimandir.
Following the darshan of the Trinity, they went to the sea beach to take a holy dip. The father-son duo took bath in the sea and played joyfully. The father also performed some stunts in the sea water to amuse the boy.
However, a sneaker wave appeared abruptly and swept away the father while he was performing a stunt in the sea. The hapless boy couldn’t do anything except watch his helpless father being swept away by the powerful wave. The family members of the victim have been crestfallen following the unfortunate incident.
Banshidhar is still missing and a search operation has been launched by the lifeguards to recover him.