Two youths from Alanahalli locality here drowned in Kapila river at Suttur in Nanjangud taluk on Sunday evening.
The deceased, Shivakumar (21) and Mahadewaswamy (22), were part of a group which had gone to the riverside for a weekend getaway. Their friends informed the police and kin.
Senior police officials rushed to the spot with expert swimmers to fish out the bodies.
The bodies were handed over to their families after conducting a post-mortem.