Siblings drown in Cauvery after saving pet dog

By PTI Published on Apr 24, 2018 10:27 AM IST

Erode (Tamilnadu): A brother-sister duo drowned in the Cauvery river, near here, while trying to rescue their pet dog, the police said today.

The incident occurred yesterday when the two, in their 20s, had gone to the famous Nattatreeswaran (Lord Shiva) temple, located in the middle of the Cauvery river at Kangeyampalayam, they added.

They were taking a dip when they noticed the dog being washed away and rushed to rescue it, the police said. Though the duo saved the animal and pushed it to the bank, they had strayed into deep waters and drowned. The bodies were retrieved Monday.