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An ambulance waits on the banks of Banasura Sagar dam even as the search operation is progressing \ Photo: P Jayesh

Sulthan Bathery: The bodies of two youths, who went missing while fishing in Banasura Sagar Dam, were recovered on Wednesday morning.

Four people had gone missing since Sunday night after their coracles capsized.

A seven-member group had set off for fishing in the Banasura Sagar dam catchmen in two coracles. After the mishap, three of them managed to swim to safety.

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Rescue personnel with the body recovered from Banasura Sagar Dam | Photo: P Jayesh

The bodies were identified to be that of Chembukadavu natives Melvin and Wilson. 

Monitored by District Collector, scuba diving personnel from Indian Navy are carrying out the search operations.