The incident happened on the night of Dec. 26 at Woods Canyon Lake, which is located about 34 miles east of Payson. According to a statement released by officials with CCSO, deputies stationed at a substation in the area were called to the lake, after two men and a woman were walking on the frozen lake and fell through the ice.
"Responding Deputies and Fire units were able to pull the female from the water and administer life saving measures but were unsuccessful," read a portion of the statement. "The search continues for the two male individuals."
On Tuesday, the sheriff's office said the bodies of the missing men had been recovered around 1 p.m.
The identities of the male victims are Narayana Muddana, 49, and Gokul Mediseti, 47. The female victim is Haritha Muddana. They lived in Chandler but were originally from India.