The three had gone for a swim near Vasai's Tungareshwar waterfall, a popular weekend picnic spot, around 60 km north of Mumbai, said police inspector CM Jadhav.
"They were not expert swimmers and probably could not gauge the depth of water and drowned," Jadhav told a news agency.
The bodies of Sonu Kanojia, 19, Mayur Waghmare, 19 and Abhishek More, 21 were recovered late Sunday. They will be handed over to their families later in the day.
Thane: A weekend outing turned tragic for three Mumbai students when they drowned in a waterfall in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Monday.
First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011, 11:18