A 17 year old boy drowned and another youth was reported missing after they went for a swim in Kalpitiya last evening.
The police media unit said that the two youth were dragged away by strong currents when they had gone to swim in the Kalpitiya sea area.
Subsequently the body of a 17 year old boy, a resident of Kalpitiya, was found floating near the shore.
The police said that a 19 year old youth was still missing. A search operation was launched last evening.