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April 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 4   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Boy Dies When Trainee Divers Go Missing

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A 14-year-old boy died after he and a group of trainee open water divers, and their instructor, were abandoned at sea by their dive boat and drifted for more than two days. Unable to swim back to the boat because of strong currents, the group went missing on April 6, off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

They had been undergoing an open water course off the island of Tokong Sanggai, 10 miles from the town of Mersing, from where the boat had initially departed. The dive started around noon, but the boat's skipper failed to raise the alarm for two-and-a-half hours after they were due to surface. He was later arrested after testing positive for methamphetamine....


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