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Jakarta Post

Rescue workers still looking for missing Finn diver

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram   /   Tue, January 28, 2014   /  06:27 pm

Rescue workers managed to find one of two Finn divers who reportedly went missing on Sunday in Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

The divers have been identified as 33-year-old Ingerman Kangsep and 34-year-old Kalle Johane Rasman.

'€œIt was reported that two tourists from Finland had drowned. Kalle has been found,'€ head of operations at NTB Search and Rescue Agency, Wahyu Effendi, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

'€œOur team, along with NTB Water Police and the Navy are still working to find the other victim.'€

Kangsep and Rasman were traveling to Gili Tawangan with their girlfriends, said Wahyu. The four Finn tourists rented on Sunday afternoon a speedboat to Gili Trawangan intending to travel through to Gili Meno, one of the three series of gili or small islands in Pemenang district, North Lombok.

'€œIn the middle of the trip, the two men went diving while their girlfriends waited on the boat. The girls waited for a long time but the divers did not surface and then they were reported missing,'€ Wahyu said.

'€œThe SAR agency received the official report on Monday and we went started the search straight away.'€

Local fishermen found Rasman at around noon on Monday in the coastal waters of Luk village in Kayangan district, North Lombok, some 2 nautical miles away from Gili Trawangan.

'€œKalle was found alive, stuck in a fish farm along the coastal waters.'€ Wahyu said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, rescue workers were still looking for Kangsep.

Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air in North Lombok regency are famous for their beautiful beaches, a well-known attraction for foreign tourists. (bcw)

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