An operation is underway in search of a youth reported missing after drowning while bathing in seas off Beruwala.
Police said three persons who were bathing in seas off Magalkanda, Beruwala this afternoon were caught in cross currents.
Two of them had been rescued by Police and Navy personnel and area residents and had been admitted to the Nagoda General hospital.
Police said one of the youth is in critical condition according to the hospital.
The two youth, aged 18 and 19 are residents of Magalkanda.