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5 Europeans missing after scuba diving in eastern Indonesia
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    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.
    Three British divers and one each from France and Sweden were last seen leaving in a wooden boat Thursday for what was supposed to be an hour-long dive off Tatawa island, said Buce Helo, chief of local police.
    A search was launched after other foreigners who were waiting to dive reported them missing, he said.
    The area near Bali island and the Komodo National Park — home to the world’s largest lizards and a popular tourist destination — is famous for its rich marine diversity but also for its strong currents and swells.
    Certain sites are only recommended for experienced divers.
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