3.9k Share this

A British man and a French woman who disappeared during a dive last week have been rescued by fishermen, though the search will continue for the man’s 14-year-old son.

Adrian Peter Chesters, 46, and 18-year-old Alexia Alexandra Molina, 18, were found early on Saturday in waters near Indonesia‘s border and have been taken to a hospital, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said. The two were in stable condition, police told local media.

Mr Chester’s Dutch son, Nathen Renze Chesters, remained missing, the agency said in a statement.

The three were diving with their Norwegian instructor, Kristine Grodem, on Wednesday in waters about 50 feet deep at an island off Mersing town in southern Johor state. Ms Grodem, 35, was rescued on Thursday by a tugboat. She said the four of them surfaced safely on Wednesday afternoon but later drifted away from the boat and were separated by a strong current.

The search has moved south to where the two divers were found, Mersing maritime chief Khairul Nizam Misran said. Two aircraft, nine boats and some 85 personnel as well as fishermen are involved in the expanded search, he said.

The boat skipper was detained for further investigation, and diving activities off Mersing have been suspended. There are several islands off the town that are popular dive spots for local residents and tourists.

Ms Grodem was providing training for the other three, who were seeking to obtain advanced diving licences, maritime officials said.

Malaysia’s borders reopened to foreigners on April 1 after being closed for more than two years during the pandemic.

Source: Daily Mail

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

EU health chiefs tell nations to prepare vaccination strategies amid scramble to contain monkeypox

European countries will be told to prepare a vaccination plan to tackle…

Hubble detects changes in universe’s rate of expansion that cannot be explained by current physics 

‘Something weird’ is going on with how our universe is expanding and…

Bella Hadid oozes glamour in strapless black gown while Cara Delevingne dazzles in cutout dress

Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Diane Kruger pulled out all the stops…

Gov. Abbott deletes tweet backing Elon Musk after CEO sex misconduct claims emerge

Texas Governor Greg Abbott abruptly deleted a tweet offering his support for…

Mother-of-three posts photos of her flat stomach at eight-months pregnant

Mother-of-three reveals it IS possible to hide a pregnancy as she shows…

General Mark Milley warns cadets graduating from West Point to prepare for a global war

The United States’ top military officer warned soldiers graduating from West Point…

Outcry as NHS creates new service to offer female-to-male surgery for free 

NHS creates new service to offer female-to-male transgender surgery for free The…

Runner Collapses, Dies in Brooklyn Half Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — A person running the Brooklyn Half Marathon collapsed…