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Missing divers found alive on remote island in Indonesia

Missing divers found alive on remote island in Indonesia

All five Europeans who went missing while scuba diving in treacherous waters off eastern Indonesia were found alive yesterday on a remote island, police and family members said.
The divers - three from Britain and one each from France and Sweden - were rescued following a massive sea search in the area where they were last seen Thursday plunging into the water from their wooden boat, said Lieutenant Colonel Buce Helo, a local police chief.
He said the five had drifted more than 12 hours before arriving at Rinca island about 30 kilometers away from their dive site. They spent one night there before being found by rescuers just before noon yesterday.
Rescuers took them by motorboat to Labuhan Bajo, a city on the western tip of nearby Flores island, said Pariman, chief of the local port authority.
Pariman, who goes by only one name, described the divers' condition as weak but healthy.


Updated : 2021-06-22 21:39 GMT+08:00