CHATTOGRAM: The Body of a missing teenager was recovered from the river Halda at Hathazari upazila in the district on Saturday.
The ill-fated was identified as Mohammad Anas, 14, son of Md Abu Taher of Garduara area under the upazila.
The accident took place when some boys were playing football by the riverside on Thursday afternoon. Suddenly the ball fell into the river. Three boys jumped into the river including Anas to recover the ball. Though the other two managed to come back from the water, but Anas was taken away by the river stream and went missing from then on.
Station Officer Md Shahjahan of Hathazari Fire Service and Civil Defence Station said on receiving information, a unit of fire service rushed to the spot on Thursday to find Anas. But, Anas could not be traced on that night and Friday, he said.
Later on Saturday morning, the body was seen floating about one kilometre away from the spot and fire service members rescued the body, the fireman added.