Body of Aussie diver found in Batangas

Mabini, Batangas

Manila, Philippines – The body of the Australian diver who went missing in Mabini town in Batangas province was found Saturday, authorities said.

Australian diver missing off Batangas town

Search and rescue teams located the body of Andrew Kilbride about 70 meters underwater in Mabini town around noon, said Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Calabarzon police director.

Kilbride, from Nauru, went missing around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A police report said Kilbride was undergoing a trimix course, the use of breathing gas in scuba diving, when his trainer lost him after about half an hour.

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