A foreign tourist from Malaysia, Nileash, was swept away by the waves in the waters of Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, Bali, Tuesday (27/12/2022), found dead. The victim’s body floated around the first point where he was reported missing, or approximately six kilometers to the south, Wednesday (28/12/2022).
Head of the Bali Basarnas Office, Gede Darmada, said the victim was swept away by the current Tuesday afternoon when he was trying to help two other tourists. According to witnesses at the location, the victim spontaneously helped the two people.
Unfortunately, when he was going back to the coast, the victim was unable to swim because the waves were getting bigger. “The victim was slowly carried away by the current to the middle, but the big waves prevented him from swimming to the shore,” explained Darmada, Wednesday (28/12/2022).
Basarnas Bali immediately moved to look for victims by deploying four personnel using RIB from Benoa Harbor. But until Tuesday around 18:00 WITA, the search had not yielded results, because the weather was cloudy and the waves were getting higher, reaching two meters.
The search also involved a joint SAR team from the Klungkung BPBD and the police. The SAR team on the ground coordinates with other SAR elements. “The ground team apart from monitoring also disseminates information if there are any signs of discovery to inform us immediately,” explained Darmada.
The victim’s body was only found on Wednesday (28/12/2022), still wearing gray pants. The ground search and rescue team, which had been on alert, immediately swam close to the victim and evacuated to the shoreline.
“Nileash’s body has been evacuated to the Gema Santi Nusa Penida Hospital using an ambulance,” wrote Gede Darmada.
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