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Man safe but son missing after Malaysia diving trip

A British man and a French woman have been found safe two-and-a-half days after they went missing while diving off Malaysia. Rescuers are continuing to search for the man’s 14-year-old son, Malaysian police said. Adrian Chesters, 46, and his Dutch son, Nathen Chesters, were on a group dive in water off the coast of Mersing, in the southern state of Johor. Another diver, 18-year-old French woman Alexia Molina, has been found.

Police said that both individuals were reported to be in a stable condition after being taken to hospital by the marine authorities.

The pair were spotted at night by local fishermen around 50 miles south of where they went missing on Wednesday.

The Malaysian search operation has now shifted to this area at the southern tip of the Malay peninsular, in the hop...

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Where have all the groupers gone?

Diver doing a reef check

The coral reefs in Labuan are healthy but there are concerns over the depletion of commercially valuable species like groupers and lobsters. This is based on a survey off Labuan conducted for the first time by Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) which found that at least 50% were live corals at the sites that were surveyed earlier this month. RCM programme manager Alvin Chelliah said that the live coral coverage was very good as they noticed a high diversity of coral species and marine organisms.

However, he said they were concerned about a lack of commercially valuable species.

“The Reef Check survey is based on identifying indicator species on the reefs. For example, we look for common reef fish like groupers, which are highly sought after for consumption.

“Throughout our survey, we only recorde...

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