A 27-year-old Indian student drowned in the Crater Lake in the US state of Oregon, authorities said. Media quoting an eyewitness reported that the student, named Sumedh Mannar, was reportedly jumping off from a recreation spot into the Lake. Mannar, who belonged to Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, was doing MS in rotobics from Oregon State University.
Sumedh Mannar, jumped off the “Jumping Rock”, a popular diving spot of 25 feet high at the lake on Sunday around 4:40 pm (local time) and did not resurface, Marsha McCabe, a spokeswoman for Crater Lake National Park, was quoted as saying by the Oregonian newspaper. Divers on Monday found Mannar’s body about 90 feet straight down in the water on a rock ledge.
Immediately after Mannar disappeared, Crater Lake hospitality staff took a small boat out to the area to help search, she said.Choppy waters and poor visibility conditions made the search operations difficult.