Corpse of second Brit pulled out of river in India

Published:  28 May at 6 PM
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The body of another British man – the second of two who fell to their deaths on a trip to a river in India – has been found.
The corpse of 62-year-old Michael Easton, a Shell senior research scientist from London, was pulled out today by a rescue team. He had disappeared during an excursion to the crocodile-infested Cauvery River, which is near Bangalore.

The body of Ian Turton, a 45-year-old project manager from York and a friend of Mr Easton, was discovered in the river on Thursday at 6am local time, after a three-day search mission involving swimmers and helicopters.

Both men had been working and living in Bangalore for many years. They had taken off on a two-day rafting excursion on the Cauvery River on Saturday morning, planning to paddle to Karnataka from Tamil Nadu.

They had reportedly asked a taxi driver to retrieve them on Sunday evening. The alarm was raised as they failed to appear at the set time.
The driver attempted unsuccessfully to contact the pair via mobile phone before deciding to contact their employers, who then phoned the police.

Locals said the two men had last been seen near a spot called Galibore. Rafting is known to be safe until this point, after which the activity becomes very dangerous due to strong currents and the river’s depths.
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