Lost British divers found alive

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Posted by on June 06, 2008 at 22:37:09:

In Reply to: Indonesian police say all five missing European divers found alive on a remote island posted by on June 06, 2008 at 22:35:30:

Three British divers missing for two days off the coast of Bali have been found alive.

Two other divers, from France and Sweden, are also safe.

Police say the divers were found on Saturday morning on the southern coast of Rinca island after being swept there by powerful currents.

Britons Kathleen Mitchinson, Charlotte Allin and James Manning and their two European counterparts had been diving in waters off the Komodo National Park.

Ernest Leandowski, the husband of Kathleen Mitchinson - the dive instructor who was leading the dive off the coast of the Indonesian island - said: "They have been found, they are alive and are now on their way to get medical assistance."

Dave Allin, the father of Charlotte Allin, said: "We know that they have been found.

"It is fantastic news. It has been a very long night."

Speaking from the family home in Northam, near Bideford, in Devon, he added: "I haven't spoken to Charlotte yet and we don't know what their medical condition is, they have been floating out there for two days.

"We are still waiting for news of how they are."

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