Vijayawada: An Ongole native, Nune Suresh, reportedly fell into the Turner Falls at Oklahoma, US, and drowned on Friday.
According to reports, he was holidaying with his family when the incident occurred at about 10 pm Indian time on Friday. He was rushed to a hospital but it was too late, reports said.
The deceased man was identified as Nune Suresh, a software engineer working for a private company in, Texas.
The family had planned a trip to Turner Falls, which is considered locally as the highest waterfall in Oklahoma. Suresh with his wife, daughter and son drove there for the family picnic.
Sources said that the incident took place when Suresh, who was standing above the falls, accidentally slipped and fell down the waterfall. He suffered a fatal injury to his head. Rescue teams came in quickly and found his body within a couple of hours.
Family members are now trying to organise Suresh’s last rites.
He is survived by his wife Rupa of Guduru, Nellore district, daughter Akshaya, 12, and son Sai, 8. His parents have an onion business in Ongole and his brother Venkata Ramesh stays in Bengaluru.
Suresh’s father, Mr Nunne Veeraswami, recalled Suresh as multi-talented and very intelligent.
“We have not able to pacify his mother,” he said.
Suresh had planned to come to India in about 10 days to extend the visa. He appealed to the state government and the Centre for help to bring back Suresh’s body.
Ms Rupa’s cousin T. Venkata Satyanarayana said Suresh was a bright student right from his school days. He said the Telugu associations in the US were helping the family bring his body to India.