Chandiharh: Three Indian Air Force jawans died on Sunday after drowning in a river in Morni village in Haryana's Panchkula district.
While confirming the untoward incident, police said, "Four IAF personnel had come for a picnic in Morni village of Panchkula, close to the tourist destination of Morni hills, when three of them stepped into the river."
The deceased, who have been identified as MS Chahal, K Kumar and Vikas, had come to enjoy a bath in the river along with another jawan.
The mishap occurred after one of the jawans slipped and the others tried to save him, but failed.
Acording to media reports, the locals were alerted by the fourth IAF jawan. Meanwhile, efforts are on to trace them.