A man from Ongole, Andhra Pradesh drowned in the United States after he slipped and fell into a waterfall on Friday. The incident took place at Turner Falls in Oklahoma.
Reports suggest that the deceased, identified as Nune Suresh, was on a holiday with his family when the mishap took place. A diving team was brought in to locate and retrieve his body. While he was rushed to a hospital, he was declared brought dead.
Media reports state that Suresh hailed from Rangutota in Ongole and had completed his education at SSN College and had settled in Dallas working with a software company. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.
â€śSuresh slipped and fell into Turner Falls, Oklahoma and died today. His wife and two children have to move back to India along with Sureshâ€™s body for the funeral. Please help his family in moving back to India. Your donations will help his wife Rupa, a housewife, in raising their kids, aged 12 and 8-years old,â€ť a fundraiser on GoFundMe states.
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Sureshâ€™s family in India is making all efforts to expedite the return of his wife and children to India. His mother was reported to be inconsolable. Telugu associations in the US have also stepped in to help.
This was also reported to be the second such incident that took place at the same spot as another woman had died at the waterfall on Wednesday, after she slipped and fell.
Just last month, Avinash Kuna, a techie from Andhra Pradesh, drowned in New Jersey in the United States. The 32-year-old was celebrating his birthday and had hired a rental boat and took eight of his friends, most of whom were from his workplace, to Lake Hopatcong.
Avinash was working as a Senior Systems Programmer for United Parcel Service in the United States and was a resident of Parsippany, New Jersey. He had gone to the US five years ago to pursue his MS. His family said that he loved boat riding and had a license too. Avinash reportedly dove into the water, which was 5-8 feet deep, but couldnâ€™t come up as his leg got tangled in weed. The efforts of his friends to rescue him remained futile.