Japanese divers found alive after going missing in Bali: Police
Published on Feb 17, 2014 4:30 PM
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Four Japanese scuba divers were found alive on Monday in waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali, three days after going missing, police said, although there was no news of three others who were with them.
A huge search swung into action after the seven women went missing on Friday during their third dive of the day from the island of Nusa Lembongan, just east of Bali.
Rescue efforts were hampered by poor weather on Monday, with a helicopter only able to join the search in the afternoon after being grounded by heavy rain and strong winds in the morning.
But around 3.30pm local time, four of the women were found alive in waters some 300m off the coast of Nusa Penida, an island just south-east of Bali, said local police chief Nyoman Suarsika.
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