Mangalore, July 19: In a tragic incident, two youths drowned in the Phalguni River near Kapinadka village in Belthangady taluk on Thursday.
The deceased are 27 year old Vinay Kumar, resident of Punjalkatte and 25 year old Pradeep from Karmbaru Katte, both electricians by profession.
The duo had gone to swim, along with the other two friends who swam to safety, when the incident occurred.
However, Kumar and Pradeep were caught in the strong undercurrents and were unable to save themselves.
Police and rescue personnel searched the spot where they had disappeared for more than two hours before the bodies were retrieved.
The bodies have been taken to Government hospital for postmortem.
The Venur police registered a case and began investigations.