Karnataka: Two British nationals go missing

Two British nationals who set out on a boat ride from Muthathi forest range in the district on May 19 have been reported missing since May 21.

Updated: May 22, 2012, 22:30 PM IST

Mandya: Two British nationals who set out on a boat ride from Muthathi forest range in the district on May 19 have been reported missing since May 21, a top police official said here on Tuesday.

"Two British nationals Mike Eastern (60) and Ian Turton (45) set out on a boat ride in the Cauvery from Muthathi forest range in the district on May 19 to Anchatti in Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu. They were reported missing since the next day," Superintendent of Police Koushalendra Kumar said.

He said, police, acting on a complaint by S Jayaprabha, Manager of TENNCO Automotive India Pvt., Ltd at Hosur in Tamil Nadu that the Britishers had gone missing for the past three days, had launched search operations.

Ten rescue boats deployed in the region from Muthathi to that bordering Tamil Nadu but had not located them, he said.

Earlier, police had said a Polish couple had gone missing after setting out on a boat ride in Cauvery river from Tamil Nadu towards Karnataka.

PTI