A police official says two British men have drowned after their raft overturned and capsized in a river in southern India.

Police superintendent Anupam Agarwal said Saturday that police divers have fished out the bodies of the two men from the Cauvery River.

Ian Turton of York and Michael Easton of London were rafting on the Cauvery when their boat was swept away in the rapids, hit some rocks and capsized.

A search was launched when the men did not return to their hotel. Agarwal said the bodies and the raft were found Friday.

He said the men's families have been notified and the bodies are being sent to the U.K.

Turton, 45, was working for Tenneco Automotive, an American company. Easton, 62, was a research scientist with the energy giant Shell.