Two youths went missing in the Bay of Bengal in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.
The missing persons are Ariful Islam, a CSE student of Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) and Mohammad Rafiq, who hailed from Cox's Bazar's Rumalia Chara and Pahartali areas.
Iftarul Shahin, friend of missing youths, said: “A group of youths were bathing at Laboni point of the beach. At one stage five of them fell into a quicksand.”
“Beach workers and police rescued three of them, but the duo could not be traced,” he added.
Cox’s Bazar Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) Md. Khairuzzaman said: “Three rescued youths were sent to Sadar Hospital for treatment.”
“Rescuers are searching for the missing people,” the OC said further.