Visakhapatnam: Body of techie who drowned in US lake reaches his hometown

Mortal remains of Avinash Kuna, techie who drowned in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong two days back, reached his hometown Visakhapatnam in early hours of Saturday.

Teary-eyed relative's received the body at Visakhapatnam airport.

The tragic incident had taken place two days after the deceased's birthday on May 28.

Avinash, who loves boating and even has a license for it, had rented a boat and invited eight of his friends for a joyride in the lake.

During the ride, the 32-year-old reportedly stepped off his boat in Lake Hopatcong to go for a swim and later drowned. A few minutes later, his friends realised that he was drowning and handed him a life vest, however, Kuna could not reach it and drowned.

Avinash had gone to USA five years ago for higher studies. His father, K Venkata Rao, works at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.