Cyprus Mail

Search for missing diver called off until morning (Update)

Frogmen from the search and rescue unit

A search for a Greek Cypriot diver off Pomos in Paphos was called off after dark on Sunday. It will resume at first light.

Andreas Yiangou, 31 from Limassol had gone spear fishing early on Saturday but had not been answering his phone all day and by 5.30pm, his parents reported to police that he had not checked in. His car was found in the area where he went diving.

The search began immediately by the search and rescue service that sent two boats, and helicopter and medical personnel to Pomos. However there was no trace of the diver when the search was called off on Saturday night and resumed on Sunday morning. Rescuers did find the diver’s spear, CNA said. Yiangou was reported to be an experienced diver.

Monday’s search with helicopter and frogmen, is expected to cover a 100-square kilometre areas off the coast/

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