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Bodies of two of the four missing persons found near dam site in Wayanad

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017,19:24 IST By anju A A A

Wayanad/Kerala | The bodies of two men, among the four who went missing on July 16 while fishing at Banasura Sagar dam in the district in a coracle, were recovered today, police said.

The bodies of Melwin (34) and Wilson (50) were found floating this morning near a spot from where they went missingm they said, adding a search was on for the others.

Police and Fire and Rescue Service personnel tried in vain on Monday to trace the bodies.

Though Indian Naval divers joined the rescue operations last evening, it could not be continued due to poor light and  bad weather, they said.

Seven persons had set out for fishing late on Sunday night without obtaining permission in a coracle, which capsized.

Three of them swam to safety.

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