06-06-2008, 09:58 AM #1
Five scuba divers from Britain, France and Sweden are missing in the sea
Five scuba divers from Britain, France and Sweden are missing in the sea off remote islands in Indonesia after being swept away in a current.Three of the divers, two women and a man, are British, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed.
The other members of the group are a Swedish woman and a French man.
They failed to return from a dive yesterday in the treacherous waters of the Komodo National Park in the Nusa Tenggara islands east of Bali, police said.
"A rescue team from the Indonesian police and navy conducted a search this morning for the five missing foreigners but there has been no result so far," said Manggarai Barat district police chief Butje Hello.
06-06-2008, 10:02 AM #2
The divers were exploring waters in the Komodo National Park, between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa, when they failed to return from a trip, according to an employee of Reefseekers diving center, which organized the expedition.
Reefseekers named dive master Kathleen Mitchinson, who was leading the group, among the missing. British, French and Swedish citizens were among those missing, the Komodo Divers Association added.
06-07-2008, 01:48 AM #3Former Member
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Missing Scuba Divers Found Alive in Indonesia
Rescuers have found all five European divers who went missing while scuba diving in treacherous waters off eastern Indonesia, police said Saturday.
The divers — three from Britain and one each from France and Sweden — were found Saturday morning on the southern coast of an island in the area they went missing in Thursday, chief of local police Lt. Col. Buce Helo said.
"They were found on Rinca island and are now being transported to Labuhan Bajo on board a motorboat," Helo said.
06-07-2008, 03:00 AM #4
glad they have been found and are ok!
wanna bet ?
next larry king live, then the book & finally the tv movie.
06-07-2008, 10:00 AM #5Inactive
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Glad they were found alive. I like happy endings.
06-07-2008, 10:09 AM #6
06-08-2008, 03:22 AM #7
Very glad they are alive!!
They fought a Komodo dragon!! Holy shizzle!!
"JAKARTA, Indonesia (June 7) - All five Europeans who went missing while scuba diving in treacherous waters off eastern Indonesia were found alive Saturday on a remote island, police and family members said. The divers reportedly battled a komodo dragon on the island."
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