Karpathos

Greek coast guard authorities on Monday recovered the dead body of a second diver west of the island of Karpathos.

Members of the coast guard’s Underwater Missions Team discovered the dead diver, a 60-year-old Czech, who was killed while scuba diving in an underwater cave in the Sokastro sea region.

On Sunday, Coast Guard drivers retrieved the body of a 30-year-old Iranian diving instructor from the same cave, after the finding the two bodies at a depth of 47 metres.

The two men had gone diving in the 50-metre cave on Saturday, accompanied by a third scuba diver who managed to return to the surface when he realised he was running out of air. He alerted the authorities when he found his companions had not returned with him.

According to divers well acquainted with the specific area, the two scuba divers appear not to have followed safety rules and may have lost their sense of direction. Without a cord to lead them back, they may have become trapped inside the cave, with no visibility of the exit.


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