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.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Teen victim Alan Cartwright

This shocking video shows the moment 15-year-old Alan Cartwright is stabbed to death on busy Caledonian Road in Islington, north London.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Narrow boats line the Regent's Canal in Little Venice (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Winter, be gone! Spring is most definitely on its way and these pictures are sure to get you excited about picnics, strolls and finally mooching outside after months of Vitamin D deficiency.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
British Transport Police want to speak to this man after a teenager was hit over the head with a glass bottle

A man was having a friendly chat with a group of strangers on a train from London when, without warning, one of them smashed a glass bottle over his head.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The collapsed house in Collier Row, east London

An investigation is underway after a house collapsed in Collier Row, east London this morning.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TfL's first rainbow bus (Pic: TfL)

This rather cheery picture is TfL’s first pride-themed London bus which will be in operation for one year.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Not everyone was a fan of Martin Clunes’ Scottish burr in his new series.

Read more

The numbers back up the former England batsman’s claim.

Read more

#WeaselPecker is the latest image to go viral.

Read more

Promoted content

A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

(Not guaranteed)

Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

The Hollywood actor took on politicians and it was amazing.

Climbers are leaving a big mess on the world’s highest peak.

Family talk of devastation as police find body parts in hunt for missing teenager.

Quirky London