Student drowns trying to save kite

Colombo - A 17-year-old student, identified as, W. M. Danushka, drowned in a lake at Wambatuwewa area as he attempted to save a kite, ‘Lankadeepa’ reported.

Nikaweratiya police said the victim had gone to the location where his younger brothers had been flying a kite.

As he reached the location, the kite had fallen in the middle of the lake after its thread got broken and he saw his younger brother swimming towards it.

Cutting short his brother’s attempt, he had swum towards the kite, but got stuck in muddy water and drowned.

Since their parents had gone out, the villagers admitted the victim to hospital after rescuing him, but by that time he had passed away.

Investigations continue.