The body of a South Korean, who disappeared while snorkeling off Kuta Beach on Wednesday, February 8, 2016, at 6:00 pm has been discovered after 36-hours, on early Friday morning at 5:30 am washed ashore near the Segara Temple, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
NusaBali reports that Kim Jung Chul (58), was last seen alive snorkeling in the ocean opposite the Kuta Beachwalk Mall on Wednesday at sunset.
Rescue workers theorize the man, who worked as a minister of religion in South Korea, was carried away by a strong current while swimming with his wife, Lee Song Jo, and a colleague, Kim Tae Min.
The three were swimming 100 meters from shore. After coming ashore for a brief rest, Kim Jung Chul returned to the water while his wife and companions waited on shore. When the man did not return to shore an alarm was raised and a search commenced.
Kim’s body was sent to Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital for forensic examination and final disposition bby his family.