Case of body found floating at dive site in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park classified as sudden death

ACP Hakemal Hawari

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 19: The police have classified the case of a diver whose body was found floating at a dive site in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park as sudden death pending the results of the post mortem.

This was disclosed by Miri Police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari today when contacted by DayakDaily.

On Sunday (April 18), the body of the 34-year-old diver with the surname ‘Ling’ from Sibu, was found floating by his friends at the dive site.

Hakemal also disclosed that the deceased was the owner of a diving centre.

He, however declined to comment further whether the deceased was the son of a Datuk in Sibu.

Prior to the incident, around 12pm yesterday, the victim together with 25 other people had gone diving at the site.

“They did twice (diving) at the site,…the first dive went smoothly after almost 30 minutes and they all went up to the surface before they continued with the second dive,” he said.

Unfortunately, during their second dive, the sea suddenly turned rough.

“All of them managed to get into their boat, except for the victim, prompting them to look for him, and they eventually found the victim floating not far from the site,” said Hakemal. — DayakDaily