A student of Comilla Modern College went missing in the Meghna River while playing on a newly-formed shoal on Wednesday noon.
The missing boy was identified as Rashedul Islam Rafid, 18, son of Rafiqul Islam of Tomsom Bridge area in Cumilla.
The river island is located on the west bank of Meghna, about a kilometre west off Chandpur town.
Rafid's friend Rubayet Sabab said they were playing in waist deep water when a huge wave washed away all seven of them.
Rafid remained missing while the others manage to swim to the bank, he added.
A river police team and fire service’s divers conducted rescue operations until 7pm but the boy could not be traced.
Police and fire service officials said that the rescue operations would resume Thursday.
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