Missing diver found dead in Miri waters
Last Update: 24/06/2019
MIRI, June 23 (Bernama) -- The search and rescue operation to look for Sim How Hua, 41, who disappeared while making a dive in the Miri waters yesterday afternoon had been halted following the discovery of his body at 10.50 this morning.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said in a brief statement that the victim's body was found stuck to the rope of a fish trap located 4.1 nautical miles north-west of Miri by a search and rescue team.
"The victim's body has arrived at the Miri Marina Jetty at 11.15 am and taken to the Miri Hospital for further action,”it said.
The victim who was wearing a full diving suit went missing at location 4.5 nautical miles north-west in the Miri waters at 4.10 pm yesterday while diving.
The operation was activated at 9.40 pm last night after receiving a report on the disappearance of a diver at 9.35 pm.