Mysuru: Three persons, including a woman, met a watery grave in Cauvery river at Shivanasamudra near Sattegala village, here on Sunday.
The deceased have been identified as Manojkumar (23), a resident of Sunkadakatte, Bengaluru, Lokesh (21) of Kottegala in Ramanagara district and Veena (23) of Leppanayakanahalli in Kunigal.
The victims were part of a six-member group who had visited Mudukuthore in T Narasipur taluk to attend a marriage function. Later they decided to visit the Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki Falls.
They had ventured into the water for a swim when Veena began to drown. Seeing their friend in trouble, Manojkumar and Lokesh rushed to her rescue but drowned in an attempt to save her.
The Kollegal rural police visited the spot and the divers have retrieved the bodies.