A 19-year-old engineering student, who was on a visit to Arbi falls in Udupi district was swept away in the waters on Tuesday, police sources said.
Her body was recovered after a five-hour long search operation carried out by the fire and rescue personnel and fishermen in the area, the sources said.
The dead has been identified as Varshita, a resident of Mangaluru, who was studying in an engineering college at Manipal in Udupi.
The victim had gone with her friends to the falls and took a plunge into the waters as she knew swimming, but could not withstand the current and was swept away, they said.
A case has been registered.