Missing Indonesian fisherman found dead

Taipei-The body of an Indonesian fisherman who went missing near the mouth of the Tamsui River in New Taipei City on Sunday, after the vessel he was on sank, was recovered on Tuesday by rescuers.

National Airborne Service and coast guard personnel had been conducting a search since Sunday when the small vessel capsized 300 meters from Taipei Port, with all five crew members thrown into the water.

While rescuers were able to save the Taiwanese skipper and two Indonesian crew, they were unable to find the two remaining Indonesian crew members.

Airborne rescuers sent out a signal at 2:36 p.m. on Tuesday after spotting what looked like a body about 800 meters off the coast of Waziwei in Bali Township, New Taipei City.

Rescuers on the ground brought the 26-year-old Indonesian fisherman to shore around 3:30 p.m.

The body was later identified by the boat owner as one of the missing Indonesians.

The fifth member of the crew remains missing.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel