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Body of last Japanese diver in Bali mishap found in Indonesia

Published on Mar 17, 2014 2:52 PM

MALANG, Indonesia (AFP) - A body believed to be that of a Japanese diver who went missing with six others off Bali a month ago has been found far from where she disappeared, Indonesian police said on Monday.

The body, thought to be that of diving instructor Shoko Takahashi, was found at the weekend on Sempu island, East Java province, some 400 kilometres from where the divers went missing.

Five of the other female Japanese divers in the group were rescued days after they went missing on February 14 while the body of a sixth washed up on the Indonesian resort island.

The body found at the weekend was barely recognisable - the head was missing - but Ms Takahashi's Balinese husband believes it is her due to the clothes inside the diving suit, police said.

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