Three youths who went to take a bath in the Blue Water lake in Raipur have died due to drowning, police said.

The incident took place around 6 pm on Sunday. All the deceased belonged to Birgaon village, a senior police officer said.

They went to take a bath in the Blue Water Lake under the Mana police station limits in Raipur and died due to drowning, Bhavesh Gautam, Incharge, Mana Basti police station said.

“Bodies of two have been recovered,” he said.

A search operation is on to find the third body.

The deceased are identified as Nadim Ansari, Shahbaz Ansari, and Faisal Azam. They were students, police said.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)