Coimbatore student, found drowning in Birmingham Canal in England, passes away.


A 25-year-old youth from Coimbatore, who was staying near Birmingham in England, was pulled out from the Birmingham-Worcester canal and  later passed away despite critical medical care, early on Wednesday. He was a student of Aston University, Birmingham.

Jheevanth Sivakumar (25), a resident of Central Nagar in Narasimmanaickenpalayam, near Periyanaickenpalayam in Coimbatore, was pursuing a one-year MSc Strategy and International Business course at Aston University.

It is unclear why  he was near the Birmingham and Worcester canal, unaccompanied, during the wee hours of the morning. The emergency medical services had responded to a police intimation regarding the drowning incident and had rushed 2 ambulances, manned by a team of trained paramedical personnel and a trauma specialist doctor to the site. The young man passed away without responding to the treatment at around 4.30 am (GMT+1).

Jheevanth’s parents, who are inconsolable, are awaiting further help from the Indian embassy in England. The family suspects foul play behind the death, but the case is not being treated as suspicious by the local police. According to the West Midlands police, they are awaiting the coroner’s report for further action.

Jheevanth is an alumni of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology in Coimbatore. He is survived by his parents and a younger brother.


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