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Foreigner Missing After Being Swept Away By Large Waves In Canggu

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A foreign national has gone missing after being swept away by large waves and strong current at Batu Balong beach in Canguu.

The Denpasar search and Rescue office was dispatched to the beach on Friday (7/17) after getting reports of an unidentified foreigner that went missing.

Search and rescue look for local fisherman

“A total of 13 personnel have been dispatched to the location ” explained Gede Darmada, Head of the Denpasar Search and Rescue Office (Basarnas Bali).

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Because it was already dark when search rescue arrived, the team used bright spotlights to try and search for the missing victim. “Rescue personnel were unable to search by sea due to the dark conditions,” said Darmada.

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“Last night the team coordinated with related agencies and also the local community tried to dig up information, especially the position where the victim sank,” Darmada explained.

On Saturday morning the search resumed with 4 rescue personnel searching by land, a team in a boat and two on jet-skis. 

“As for the identity of the victim, we are still digging information, and last night we also coordinated with the hotel where he was staying,”  Darmada concluded.

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Bali issued a large wave warning on Saturday morning. The alert warns beach visitors and fishermen to expect waves between 2 to 6 meters. 

Foreigner Missing After Swept Away By Large Waves In Canggu

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