An English tourist was discovered drowned in the waters off the shore of Echo Beach in Canggu, North Kuta, Bali on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 5:00 pm, quoted from Bali Discovery.
NusaBali reports that Thomas Diaper, 25, (shown) is presumed to have been swept out to sea by strong currents during a nighttime swim he undertook at about 1:00 am on the day of his drowning. He was seen 1.5 hours earlier at the Sand Bar in North Kuta when he left with friends for the nearby beach and soon thereafter went for a solo swim in the sea.
When he did not return to shore, his party companions raised the alarm with others on the beach.
Police were called to the scene and search and rescue personnel were summoned.
A search throughout the daylight hours bore no fruit until 5:00 pm when the man’s body was found just 100 meters from his last known location on Echo Beach.
Police say that interviews with the Englishman’s companions confirm that the victim was drinking prior to his disappearance.