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Gujarat: NDRF retrieves body of 15-year-old from Narmada River

Narmada: A body of 15-year-old was retrieved from Narmada River at Poicha, in Gujarat's Narmada district on Thursday morning, officials said.
The body of the deceased identified as Maitraksh Baldaniya, son of Bharat Bhai Baldaniya, a resident of Saniya Hemad of Surat was handed over to the civil police.
The victim was part of a group from Surat that had arrived for a picnic at Poicha on the border of Vadodara and Narmada districts.
Till now, a total of six bodies have been recovered from the spot.
The bodies of the three other deceased identified as Braj Himmatbhai Baldaniya (11), Bhargav Ashokbai Hadia (15) and Bhavesh Vallabhbhai Hadia (15). Two other bodies are yet to be identified.
On May 14, seven members of a family, including minors, were reported to have drowned after being swept away by current in the Narmada River at Poicha.
After that, a unit of the 6BN National Disaster Relief Force from Jarod in the Vadodara district began a search operation for the missing. Before that local divers of the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) and the Vadodara fire team had begun the search.
Poicha is a popular summer picnic spot for swimming in the Narmada River. The Narmada district administration recently prohibited local boat operators from operating boats without a licence in the river.

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