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American tourist goes missing while diving in Ambon Bay

  • Belseran Christ

    Ambon, Maluku

Ambon, Maluku   /   Tue, August 11 2020   /  01:00 am
A joint team of professional divers from various institutions were deployed to look for missing American tourist Carol Marie Lakien in Ambon Bay, Maluku on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.(Photo Courtesy of/Ambon Search and Rescue Office)

An American tourist and professional diving instructor has reportedly gone missing while diving with her husband in Ambon Bay, Maluku. Ambon administration secretary Antoni Latuheru said the victim, Carol Marie Lakien, 56, better known as Laila, had come to Ambon with her husband, Kevin Scott Pool, and stayed at a hotel in Amahusu village, Nusaniwe district. “[Lakien] is a professional diving instructor. She went to Ambon on a private yacht with her husband, and they would often go diving in Ambon Bay,” Antoni told reporters on Saturday. Antoni said the couple had been in Ambon since March and had not been able to go back to the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pool, Lakien’s husband, said both of them were diving instructors and had come to Ambon on a vacation as they could not return to their home country yet. He explained that, when ...