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Search resumes for seven female Japanese divers missing near Bali

Published on Feb 16, 2014 10:49 AM
An Indonesian rescue team conducting a helicopter search for seven Japanese tourists who went missing after leaving for a scuba diving trip in waters off the Indonesian island of Bali on Feb 15, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for seven Japanese scuba divers who vanished during a dive near Bali two days ago, a consular official said.

Searchers were combing the seas for the five tourists and two instructors - all women - who went missing during their third dive of the day off the island of Nusa Lembongan near Bali on Friday afternoon, deputy consul general of Japan in Bali Yasue Katsunobu said.

Their boat's captain called the police after the women did not resurface, he said.

"We are still searching for the seven missing divers. So far there's no indication of where they are," Mr Katsunobo told AFP on Sunday.

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