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KUANTAN: A scuba diver who went missing during a dive at Teluk Genting, Pulau Tioman on Friday evening was found drowned on Saturday at 9.40am.
Rompin District Police chief DSP Johari Yahaya said the body of Mohd Afif Abd Hamid, 28, was found by divers helping the Marine Operations Force and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency in the search and rescue operation.
"The body of the victim was found with his scuba gear intact at the bottom of the sea near the location of the dive which was conducted by a group of scuba divers," he told reporters.
He said the body was sent to the Mersing Hospital for a post-mortem.
Mohd Afif, from Sungai Patani, took part in the dive with 19 others at 2pm on Friday before being reported missing.
Prior to that, his friends tried to look for him around the dive area but failed.
Johari said the dive was organised by a company from outside of Pahang.
Police was investigating to find out if the rules for scuba diving activities set by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture had been followed, he added. -Bernama
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