Egypt rescuers search for lost British diver

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CAIRO: Egyptian rescue boats searched with fading hope for a British tourist on Sunday who was lost while scuba diving in the Red Sea, one of the rescuers said.

The three boats focused their search in an area 13 kilometers south of the Red Sea port town of Safaga, where the 45-year-old tourist was last seen on Saturday.

He was among a group of 12 British scuba divers. The rest of the group made it safely to shore.

Essam Mahran, in charge of rescue operations with the Red Sea Association for Diving and Marine Activities, said the tourist was an expert diver, but hopes of rescuing him were dimming.

The chances of finding him alive are weak, he said. -AFP

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