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Rescued Japan divers heading home after Bali ordeal

Published on Feb 20, 2014 3:16 PM
 
Rescued Japanese tourists Nahomi Tomita, Atsumi Yoshinobe, Emi Yamamoto, Aya Morizono attend a press conference at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar on Bali island on Feb 20, 2014. Four Japanese scuba divers who went missing off Bali for three days left hospital Thursday and prepared to return home, as they revealed they were "swallowed by big waves" during a terrifying ordeal at sea. -- PHOTO: AFP

DENPASAR (AFP) - Four Japanese scuba divers who went missing off Bali for three days left hospital Thursday and prepared to return home, as they revealed they were "swallowed by big waves" during a terrifying ordeal at sea.

The women, among seven who disappeared after setting off for a diving expedition Friday, bowed deeply to reporters and apologised for causing any trouble as they were discharged from hospital in the Balinese capital Denpasar.

It came as rescuers scoured the coast of the Indonesian resort island for one last day to find a diver who is still missing.

Five of the Japanese divers have so far been rescued while the body of a sixth was found floating near a beach.

 
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