The body of an honours student of Gazipur Metropolitan College was fished out of the Sugandha point of the Bay of Bengal Wednesday, two days after he went missing, police said. Second-year student Abdullah Al Maruf, 21, of Gazipur went missing from Kolatoli point of Cox's Bazar sea beach Monday. Read: Tourist goes missing in turbulent seas off Cox’s Bazar beach Maruf and his friends Shawon and Adnan went missing as they were bathing defying the local cautionary signal No. 3, Assistant Superintendent of Cox's Bazar Tourist Police Chowdhury Mizanur Zaman said. SeaSafe, a joint initiative aimed to reduce the risk of drowning in the coastal area of Cox's Bazar, staff later managed to rescue Shawon and Adnan. "The non-profit organisation fished out Maruf's decomposed body from the sea at Sugandha point around 12.30pm. It was later handed over to Maruf's family without a post-mortem," Mizanur said.
A tourist’s body was fished out of Mithamoin haor (back swamp) in Kishoreganj Thursday morning, more than 16 hours after he went missing. The deceased was identified as Md Himel, 26, a resident of Kishoreganj municipality. Joynal Abedin, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Karimganj Police Station, said Himel, along with 15-20 members of his family, went to Mithamoin haor on a trawler from Balikhola Ghat in Karimganj upazila Wednesday afternoon. Read:Third missing tourist's body found in Mirsharai On their way back, Himel and his two friends stopped the trawler near Hasanpur Bridge in Mithamoin haor to take a bath and at one stage Himel drowned, he added. On information, divers of Kishoreganj Fire Service started a search and rescue operation on Wednesday evening. The fire service divers fished out Himel's body from the haor near Hasanpur Bridge this morning, said the OC. "Legal steps are underway in this regard," he added.
Police recovered the body of a tourist from Moheshkhali Channel on Sunday after he went missing two days ago from Cox’s Bazar sea beach while bathing.The tourist was identified as Saidul Islam Jahir,18, son of Abdur Rahman from Lohagara area in Chattogram, by his brother Jamir, said Abdul Hai, Officer-in-Charge of Moheshkhali police station.On Friday morning with his four friends Jahir reached Cox’s Bazar and he went missing as they were taking a bath in the sea at Sugandha point of the beach. Also read: Missing tourist’s body fished out of Karnaphuli river“We immediately informed the matter to the tourist police and lifeguard but they thought he was just missing and announced it on the mic,” said his friend Sakib.Meanwhile, Md Shukkur, a lifeguard appointed at Sugandha point during the incident said, “There was a high current in the sea during the low tide and a lot of tourists went into the sea so we couldn’t notice if anyone drowned. As his friends informed us in the afternoon we could not conduct a rescue operation then.”OC Abdul Hai said the body will be handed to the family if they have no complaint
Another tourist’s body was fished out of the Karnaphuli river off the coast of Rangamati’s Kaptai early on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Apurba Saha, 19, a resident of Chattogram city. He went missing while bathing in the river. Also read: 1 tourist drowns, another missing in Karnaphuli River Shaheen Alam, senior station officer of Kaptai Fire Service and Civil Defense, said some fishermen spotted Apurba’s body floating in the river in the Sitaghat area around 6am, 15 hours after he drowned. On information, Kaptai Fire Service personnel fished out the body. The body was later handed to Chandraghona police, said the official. On Wednesday, four of a six-member tourist group from Chattogram drowned in the Karnaphuli River at noon while bathing. Also read: Father, son go missing in Karnaphuli River Fighting against the current, three of them managed to swim ashore and another was rescued by Fire Service members, while two friends went missing. Later, a four-member naval diving team started searching for the missing tourist in the Sita Ghat area at 4.39 pm and recovered 19-year-old Lokesh Vaidya’s body.