The deceased were identified as Ashish Dnyanesh Mishra (16) of Khomane Vasti and Anurag Ramesh Sinh (15) from Old Jejuri. They hailed from Uttar Pradesh.

Tragic end: Ashish Mishra

Ashish and Anurag, students of Class X, had visited the lake for a swim after school hours.

Tragic end: Anurag Sinh

The incident came to light after Jejuri police officials received a call yesterday afternoon informing them about school bags, uniforms and shoes lying near the lake. A team of officials rushed the spot where the local swimmers fished out the bodies.

Initially, their parents thought the boys had gone to visit Ganesh pandals but eventually lodged a missing compliant after Ashish and Anurag failed to return home on Monday night.