Body of Japanese diver 'found' off Bali

The body of a Japanese scuba diver was found Tuesday floating off the coast of the Indonesian island of Bali four days after she went missing, a rescue agency official said.

"The female body was found at 6:10 pm" floating off Serangan beach in southern Bali, Didi Hamzar, head of search and rescue operations on the island, told AFP.

Earlier five other scuba divers were found alive clinging to a coral reef in rough waters off Bali three days after they went missing.

Fishermen spotted the divers, among seven women who went missing on Friday, some 20 kilometres from where they set off for a diving expedition but could not rescue them because of high seas.

But one of them was later rescued by a helicopter, which also dropped food to the stranded divers.

The four others were picked up by a rescue boat.

The seven women were all experienced divers.


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