Two Missing Korean Divers Found Alive At Sea

[correction: authorities said only two Koreans were found alive while the third Korean diver was found lifeless Wednesday morning]

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES – Two of the three Korean divers who were reported missing after diving in the rough sea waters of Mactan Island last Sunday were found alive Tuesday.

Authorities said the two Korean divers were found alive floating in the waters off San Francisco town on Camotes Island. The third diver was found dead Wednesday morning.

The three were on the waters since Sunday.

The Korean divers were reported missing Sunday afternoon after diving off Barangay Punta Engano in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, south of the capital Manila.

The three dove at past 11 a.m. Sunday but failed to surface an hour later. Divers are considered missing when they fail to surface an hour after diving, said disaster officer Andy Berame.

The Cebu Coast Guard deployed divers to search for the three in the area last Sunday. A team of Korean technical drivers also went to the dive site but could not make a search drive because of the turbulent seas.

No further details about the rescue of the three Korean divers were available as of this posting. –

Photo Credit: [“Buzo” by Soljaguar – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons]