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Japan diver rescued off Bali says sea spun 'like washing machine'

Published on Feb 19, 2014 3:45 PM
 

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SEMAWANG, Indonesia (AFP) - A Japanese scuba diver who survived three days in waters off Bali after going missing with six other women has told how the weather suddenly turned bad and the sea spun "like a washing machine".

Saori Furukawa, one of five Japanese divers rescued on Monday, gave her dramatic account as rescuers hunted for a woman still missing and a day after a body of one diver was found.

Furukawa said the weather had seemed "serene" when the group set off Friday from Nusa Lembongan, just east of the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

"At the start of our diving there was no problem in terms of weather and sea conditions," she said in a statement released to Japanese media late Tuesday, adding there were "almost no waves".

Balinese offerings are left on Semawang beach in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Feb 19, 2014. A Japanese scuba diver who survived three days in waters off Bali after going missing with six other women has told how the weather suddenly turned bad and the sea spun "like a washing machine". -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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