One More Missing Japanese Diver to Find

JAKARTA ~

One of the two Japanese divers who were still missing in Nusa Lembongan Sea around Bali Island has been found dead by the Search and Research (SAR) team, namely Ritsuko Miyata (58).

Head of SAR Denpasar, Bali, Didi Hamzar said that one of the two missing female divers from Japan had been found at Serangan Island Water Spot, 12 nautical miles from Nusa Lembongan Sea, where they had been reported missing on Friday (Feb. 14).

“We received a report from a resident who saw a person floating in Serangan Island Water Spot, and we quickly followed up on this report,” Hamzar said.

According to Hamzar, the SAR team found the female Japanese diver floating on the sea. It was difficult to identify her since she was wearing a wet suit and had suffered severe burns to her face. She was reported had suffered severe dehydration and extreme hair loss.

The SAR team will continue searching for the other missing Japanese diver by combing the Sanur coastal area near Nusa Lembongan Sea, dependent on favourable weather conditions.

Seven female Japanese tourists were reported missing on Friday at 7 p.m. local time. They were diving in the waters of Nusa Lembongan on Friday at around 1:30 p.m. local time but had failed to surface at the end of their dive at 2 p.m. local time.

Meanwhile four Japanese tourists who were previously brought to a hospital after a diving incident in Nusa Lembongan water, Klungkung District, Bali, were allowed to check out from hospital on Thursday.

“The medical team said their conditions had been stable and good so that they were allowed to go home,” Medical Service Director of Denpasar’s Sanglah Hospital, Anak Agung Ngurah Jayakusuma, said here on Thursday.

He said that the four Japanese tourists only felt pain in several parts of their skins due to sun burns after floating for three days in the sea.

“The four victims suffered from grade one sun burns and some blisters due to rock scratches,” he said.

Anak Agung noted that their mental conditions were also good so that they can leave the hospital after a four-day medical treatment.

The four Japanese tourists were Yamamoto Emi (33), Tomita Nahomi (29), Morizono Aya (27), Yoshidome Atshumi (29).

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