Two bodies were recovered from the Krishna river at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
Five college students reportedly drowned in the river at Gidugu village around 50kms from Amaravati on Tuesday.
Officials told The New Indian Express that a group of five students of a private college in Nandigama, Krishna district were swimming in the river when they drowned.
Expert swimmers, motorboats and police were deployed for the search and rescue operations.
The students have been identified as Nagesh, Harish, Lokesh, Gopi Reddy and Hari Gopi all in their 20s.