A Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinee drowned while taking bath in the Bay of Bengal on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Sakirul Alam Hridoy, 15, a student of Poura Preparatory High School in Cox's Bazar and son of M Shajahan of Badsha Ghona area under Cox's Bazar municipality.
Hridoy was supposed to sit for the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examination scheduled to start from November 2 (Saturday).
M Osman, in-charge of Sea Safe Life Guards, said Hridoy was bathing at Sugandha point of Cox's Bazar beach around 12pm when a strong wave washed him out to sea.
They rescued Hridoy and took him to a local hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead around 12:30pm.
Shajahan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar Police Station, said the body was handed over to his family members.