MILLER COUNTY, Mo. – Two men from India drowned over the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the .5 mile marker in the lake’s main channel.

Investigators learned Uthej Kunta, 24, was swimming in the lake when he began to struggle and then went under. Shiva Keligari, 25, dove in to try and rescue Kunta but did not resurface.

Authorities dragged the lake at that location and recovered Kunta’s body by 4 p.m.

The MSHP Dive Team recovered Keligari’s body by 9 a.m. Sunday.

On Monday, Saint Louis University confirmed Kunta and Keligari were graduate students at the university’s School of Medicine.

“It’s really devastating to hear about the passing at our school. But I feel like our community will come together. My heart goes out to the families and other students,” student Mitzi Cantor said.

Students on campus are still trying to come to grips with the tragedy.

“It’s really sad. They worked so hard outside of pre-med to get to the medical school, and for them to lose their lives this way, is really sad and disheartening,” Neil Sinclair said.

The university released a statement offering grief counseling and other resources for students:

Know that your SLU family is here for you. We want to remind you of the resources available to you as you work through your own needs and grief:

University Counseling Center (UCC): All students can utilize the University Counseling Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A trained and licensed therapist is also available 24/7 by calling 314-977-TALK (8255) and pressing 9.

Dean of Students Office: The Dean of Students Office supports students in navigating campus resources and can offer guidance managing health and wellbeing. Students can contact the Dean of Students Office via or 314-977-9378.

Campus Ministry: The Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry can be reached at 314-977-2425, or by emailing Campus Ministry’s doors –– on the first floor of Wuller Hall, in many of the residence halls and in room 207 of Caroline Hall on the South Campus–– are always open for you to stop in and pray or process.

Center for Counseling and Family Therapy: Faculty from the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy welcome anyone from the SLU community. You can call 314-977-2505 to schedule an appointment from 12-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The EAP program offers help with scheduling professional counseling for SLU employees by calling 800-859-9319. Please contact with questions.