Miracle from Malaysia – Missing divers found alive after three days


Two of the three European divers who went missing while on holiday in Malaysia have been found alive. A 46-year-old Briton and an 18-year-old French woman were brought to safety after three days at sea, the Malaysian news agency Bernama reported on Saturday, based on the police.

The newspaper “Star” wrote that the two were discovered by fishermen at night (local time). A 14-year-old with Dutch nationality – the son of the rescued Briton – is still wanted.

On Wednesday, the tourists went on a diving trip with their Norwegian diving instructor near the island of Pulau Tokong Sanggol in the state of Johor, about nine nautical miles (almost 17 kilometers) from the mainland. The 35-year-old diving instructor, who was also initially missing, was found Thursday in good condition – just 30 nautical miles from the dive site.

Driven apart by the current
According to their statements, the four were back on the surface of the water when they were driven apart by strong currents. However, the authorities had always shown confidence that the missing could be found alive. The three are not only experienced divers, but also equipped with diving equipment such as fins and vests, as well as training materials.

They had reportedly all trained for the Advanced Open Water Diver certification. The rescued are currently being treated in hospital.

The captain of the boat that took the group out to sea raised the alarm on Wednesday after the group failed to return. He has since been arrested because authorities say he tested positive for drugs.

Source: Krone


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