A pilgrim, who visited Pathala Ganga water body, in Srikakulam, was drowned when he went to bathe in it. Two other friends who were with him tried to rescue him did not succeed. Police who rushed to the spot, brought out the dead body with great difficulty. The three, who hail from Basheerbagh area in Hyderabad, went to Srisailam. After darshan of the Lord, the got in to the water, for a swim, when the mishap occurred.