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Chinese Freediver Missing In Palau

We’re getting reports in that Chen Chao, a Chinese competitive freediver has been missing for 5 days in Palau after disappearing on a spearfishing trip.

Chao, a well-known Freediver in the Chinese competitive circuit, was an experienced freediver with a PB of 105m in Constant Weight (CWT).

He was last seen at the Dog Reef which is located in Ngereemeungi at 14:30 on 19th November 2018.  He was wearing a 3mm blue spearfishing wetsuit and 3kg of weight.

Volunteers and the Palau National Marine Department are searching the area with 5 boats and a helicopter performing searches along with Scuba Divers underwater.

A weight belt and speargun were recovered on 21st November but authorities are unclear if these are Chao’s.

Any volunteers interested in helping out should contact the Palau National Marine Department.

Stephan Whelan
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Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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