Second body found after trip on crocodile-infested river in India: London man was missing

17:30 26 May 2012

Update: The body of the second of two British men who died during a canoe trip on a crocodile-infested river in India has been found.

Michael Easton, from Holland Park, west London, and Ian Turton, from York, died after disappearing during an excursion on the Cauvery River, near Bangalore.

Mr Turton’s body was discovered earlier this week.

The 497-mile Cauvery River runs across three southern Indian states, including Tamil Nadu.

The river is said to be infested with crocodiles, leading to speculation that the men were attacked as they travelled down it.

The two friends are understood to have set out on the adventure last Saturday but failed to return and the emergency services were alerted on Monday.

Their damaged canoe or raft was found on Wednesday, close to a known danger spot about 56 miles (90km) from Bangalore.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said today: “We can confirm the death of two British nationals while on an excursion on the Cauvery River near Bangalore, India. We are providing consular assistance to the families.”

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