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Husband joins search in Bali for missing Japan diver

Published on Feb 19, 2014 1:21 PM
An Indonesian Navy rescue team searches for seven Japanese divers on Feb 17, 2014, who went missing from the island of Nusa Lembongan, just east of Bali.  -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SEMAWANG, Indonesia (AFP) - The husband of a Japanese diver missing off Bali since last week joined the search for his wife on Wednesday, following the dramatic rescue of five others in the group and the death of a sixth.

Putu Mahardena Sembah, who is Indonesian, told reporters "I wish we can find" his wife, instructor Shoko Takahashi, as he set off with rescuers in a boat - but police cautioned chances of locating her alive five days after she went missing were slim.

Sembah and Takahashi ran the operator Yellow Scuba that took the seven female Japanese divers out on an expedition on Friday from Nusa Lembongan island, east of the resort island of Bali.

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