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Missing scuba diver found dead off Yangyang coast

By Catherine Chung

Published : June 3, 2018 - 17:32

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A man who went missing on Saturday while scuba diving in waters off Yangyang, Gangwon Province, has been found dead Sunday morning, Sokcho maritime police said.

According to Sokcho Coast Guard, a scuba diver discovered the 48-year-old victim, surnamed Choi, floating in the waters 1 kilometer northeast of Dongsan-myeon at approximately 10:30 a.m., Sunday. 

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Choi was reported last seen scuba diving near the discovery point on Saturday.

Marine authorities said they used one helicopter, two patrol vessels, a special rescue unit and seven scuba divers in searching for the victim.

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