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2 Divers Found Safe Off Johor Coast, 14YO Diver Is Still Missing

2 Divers Found Safe Off Johor Coast, 14YO Diver Is Still Missing

The search and rescue operation now focuses on finding the teen son of one of the divers.

Adeline Leong

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Two divers who were reported missing off Pulau Tokong Sanggol have been found alive.

The Star reported that British national Adrian Peter Chesters, 46, and French national Alexia Alexandra Molina, 18, were found by fishermen at 2am today (9 April).

According to Free Malaysia Today, the fishermen found them at a location south of Pengerang, near Kota Tinggi.

They are currently being treated at the KPJ Hospital at Pasir Gudang.

The search and rescue operation (SAR) will now focus on locating the last missing diver, Adrian’s 14-year-old son Nathan Renze Chesters.

The SAR will now focus on locating the youngest diver in the group, Nathan Renze (in yellow oval). Image: Utusan Malaysia

On Wednesday, 6 April, a Norwegian master diver Kristine Grodem led Adrian Peter, Alexia Alexandra and Nathan Renze in an advanced open water scuba diving course.

The four of them resurfaced after the second dive but were pulled away from each other by strong currents.

Grodem was found by a tugboat crew around 8.15am on Thursday, 7 April. She was given medical attention at Mersing Hospital after getting airlifted there.

However, the police couldn’t get much information from her because she was still traumatised by the turn of events and could not give her full cooperation at the moment.

Earlier, the police said the chances of finding the divers alive are high because they had resurfaced from the dive.

The missing divers were also said to be experienced divers — clocking over 50 dives — and have sufficient equipment and supplies with them.

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar put a temporary stop to all diving activities off Mersing until a review has been made and it’s safe for diving.

READ MORE: Divers Missing Off Johor Coast, 1 Found 20 Hours Later, 3 Still Missing


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