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Missing diver rescued off Protaras

Search and Rescue Coordination Centre in Larnaca

A Cyprus port and marine police boat on Tuesday night rescued a diver who had gone missing at sea in Protaras, Famagusta.

According to a statement issued by the defence ministry, the Joint Search and Rescue Centre in Larnaca received an urgent distress call shortly after 11 pm regarding a missing diver in Protaras.

The missing diver had executed a dive from a boat along with another diver at around 10 pm, and had been missing since.

The JSRC activated the ‘Nearchos’ national search and rescue plan, immediately dispatching a speed-boat to locate the missing diver, and preparing a police helicopter for take-off.

Following a coordinated search, the diver was found and rescued shortly before midnight.

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