It is reported that a tourist, from India, was lost, dragged by the waves, while taking selfies on the cliffs of the tourist area of Dream Beach, Nusa Lembongan, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The surrounding residents had time to locate the incident, but the victim has not yet been found.
The Search and Assistance office in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, received information about the loss of foreign tourists by members of the Nusa Penida Jungut Batu Air Post, Nengah Sukarna at 12:23 p.m.
According to reports received, the loss of the tourist occurred at 11:20 a.m., on Tuesday (05/07/2019).
A resident of Jungutbatu, Ketut Sudiarsa (31) said that the victim on behalf of Aditia (23) and his colleague Agrawal Kshitiz (24) went to Dream Beach on a motorcycle.
When they arrived at the location, the first thing they did was take a selfie on the edge of the cliff. Suddenly, unfortunately, the big waves came and hit them. Agrawal Kshitiz survived with some minor injuries, but Aditia was dragged into the sea.
The witness said that the victim, after being dragged, had once come to the surface, but then sank again and disappeared. Residents immediately conducted a search around the location of the incident, but found no sign of the body.
The SAR team conducting a search (Baliberkarya.com)
After this report, the Head of the Search and Rescue Office of Denpasar, Hari Adi Purnomo, through Kasi Operasi and Sy of Siaga, ordered a rescue team to the Nusa Penida Waiting Unit and another to the SAR Office of Denpasar, to make a more intense search.
The team moved from the port of Benoa directly to the waters of Nusa Lembongan and toured the scene of the incident up to a radius of approximately 1 to 2 nautical miles.
Kasi Operasi and Siaga, who lead the SAR operation, said that until 18:00 local time, the search results were uncertain.
"As for the climate situation, we can take it, with the exception that the RIB (the rescue vessel) can not be too close to the edge of the cliff because there are many sharp corals," he added.
The search stopped at dusk and will resumed the next day.