Monday, August 10, 2020

Saudi Freediving Champion’s Body Recovered

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Rescuers have found the body of Saudi freediving national champion Bassam Bakheet in the waters off Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Bakheet was training for a freediving competition when he went missing last Thursday, according to press reports.

His body was subsequently found on the sea floor, 81 meters (266 feet) below the surface.

In May 2017, Bakheet set a Saudi national record in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline at an AIDA freediving competition in Egypt with a 71-meter/233-foot dive.

SourceArab News
John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

1 COMMENT

  1. I knew Bassam as he was my trainer for freediving level 1. Still can’t believe he is gone. Rest in peace, dear one. He had such a charming personality and always a smile on his face. He left this world doing what he loved – a shame that he was alone in those last few moments. God bless.

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